Fire Department

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FIREWORKS SAFETY

Every year, about 13,000 people are treated for injuries in hospital emergency departments due to the mishandling of live, misfired and waste consumer fireworks (CPSC Fireworks Information Center). In addition, fires resulting from fireworks cause over $20 million in direct property damage (NFPA).

 The best way to stay safe from fireworks is to not use them. Instead, attend a public fireworks display put on by professionals.

Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets. Using them puts your property at risk.

Hand-held sparklers burn at 1,200 F. Remember, wood ignites at 356 F and burns at 575 F.


Home Fire Works Safety Tips 

Secure firework facilities

Be aware of your surroundings – keep exits accessible and free of debris

Know emergency procedures

Note the location of fire extinguisher and how to operate

Always keep fireworks in view

Dispose of fireworks properly

Remove loose powder quickly

Do not smoke around fireworks (50ft)

Duties

Duties include:

  • 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

Guiding Principals

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

Thank You

On behalf of the entire department, 'Thank-you' for the privilege of serving you.

Information was provided by Fire Chief Jay Moore

The mission of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department is to protect lives, property, and the environment of Lawrenceburg, and if requested, Lawrence and surrounding counties.