March 2015 Call Break Down
This month Company 1 responded to a total of 23 calls. There were 2 working structure fires, 1 technical rescue, 1 request for the airboat, 1 CO alarm, 6 fire alarms, 1 search and rescue, 2 smells of gas/smoke, 1 call for wires down, 2 mutual aid requests, and we were dispatched to 7 structure fires.
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission Know the symptoms of CO poisoningSource: Consumer Product Safety CommissionBecause CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include; headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:-Mental confusion-Vomiting-Loss of muscular coordination-Loss of consciousness-Ultimately death CO Alarm Installation– Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.– Install …
It is with our deepest regret that we announce the passing of Former Assistant Chief John Kelly. We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives, but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely. Extinguisher Safety Tips Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke. To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS: – Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.– Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.– Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.– Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side. For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be …
Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries
This weekend when you change your clocks remember to change your batteries
February 2015 Call Break Down
This month Company 1 responded to a total of 33 calls. There were 17 fire/water alarms, 1 carbon monoxide alarm, 2 smells of smoke/smoke condition, 1 extrication, 2 lift/EMS assists, 1 car fire, 1 car leaking fuel, 2 elevator rescues, 2 oven related, 1 strange odor, 1 equestrian assist, and we were dispatched to 2 structure fires.
Clear Your Hydrants
With all the snow remember to dig out the hydrants near your home. We appreciate it and it really helps us during an emergency
January 2015 Call Break Down
This month Company 1 responded to a total of 25 calls. There were 6 fire/water alarms, 4 carbon monoxide alarms, 3 smells of smoke, 2 extrications, 2 lift/EMS assists, 1 odor of natural gas, 1 boiler emergency 1 dryer fire, and we were dispatched to 4 structure fires.
2015 Call Break down
This year Company 1 responded to a total of 337 calls for service. There was 1 call for assistance with an injured animal, 1 boiler emergency, 7 brush fires, 3 car fires, 1 chimney fire, 18 carbon monoxide alarms, we were dispatched to 41 structure fire, 2 calls for down utility wires, 1 dryer fire, 1 dumpster fire, 14 elevator rescues, 13 EMS assists, 13 extrications, 138 fire alarms, 4 grill fires, 1 HAZMAT call, 1 helicopter landing zone, 3 calls for leaking fuel, 4 fire related mutual aid requests, 1 mutual aid request for the airboat, 1 mutual aid request for the dive team, 16 smells of natural gas, 3 oven fires, 3 search and rescues, 31 smells of smoke, 1 smell of gasoline, 2 stand-by’s, 2 odor investigations, 1 technical rescue, 3 utility pole fires, and there were 4 working fires. 2015 was a busy year and we …