Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
Never use your oven to heat your home.
Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
- Controlling hazardous materials incidents
- Extinguishing and investigating hostile fires
- Mitigating the effects of natural disasters
- Presenting life safety education programs
- Providing first-responder services to people experiencing potential life-threatening medical emergencies
- Rescuing persons in danger
In performing our daily tasks and while on emergency incidents, we will always be professional and courteous to each other, the persons we are assisting, and the public in general. In pursuing our mission, we commit to these guiding principles:
- To always treat our citizens with courtesy and respect
- To take personal responsibility in attaining organizational goals and pride in our work
- To work towards improving the quality of service that we provide through the highest quality training available
On behalf of the entire department, 'Thank-you' for the privilege of serving you.