Happy July 4th

Posted on July 4, 2015

From our family to yours have happy and safe holiday

June 2015 Call Break-down

Posted on July 8, 2015

This month Company 1 responded to a total of 29 calls for service. There were 14 fire/CO alarms, 3 smells of gas/smoke, 1 vehicle rollover, 1 extrication, 4 elevator rescues, 1 mutual aid request for the dive team, 1 mutual aid request for the air boat, 1 HAZMAT call, and we were dispatched to 3 structure fires. 

Grease Fire Safety

Posted on July 15, 2015
  • Evacuate the kitchen and call 911

  • Only if it can be done safely, turn off the heat source (i.e. the burner) if possible

  • Only if it can be done safely, cover the fire. Keep a pan lid handy when cooking with oil or grease and slide it over the pan to cut off the oxygen. If a pan lid isn’t available, soak a towel and ring out the excess water, placing the towel over the pan 

  • Only if it can be done safely, once covered, slide the pan off the heat source if possible. Don’t attempt if there is a chance the pan could tip

  • Do NOT put water on it, water will create a fire (as seen below)

Cooking Safety Tips

Posted on July 22, 2015

Overturned Car With Entrapment

Posted on July 25, 2015

At around 11:15 this morning Rescue 1 along with Fire Companies 2, 4, and EMS North responded to Seminary Road for an overturned car with entrapment. After arriving on scene Rescue 1 found the car on its roof with the driver trapped inside. Not long after arriving the driver was extricated and transported to an area hospital.
 

Mckee Drive Smoke Condition

Posted on July 29, 2015

At around 1AM this morning Company 2 was dispatched to Mckee Drive for an activated fire alarm. After arriving fire crews found a light smoke condition inside of the building and dispatched companies 1, 3, and 4. After investigating, a faulty air conditioner was found to be the cause. All units returned to quarters shortly after.