Chief’s Fall Message 2020

So much has changed the last few months and it’s still evolving; hopefully everyone has been healthy and safe and practicing the recommendations of staying at home if you are sick, social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of face coverings. 

We continue to take every precaution on our department to ensure your safety as well as that of our members by disinfecting our apparatus and the station, self-monitoring the health of our members and limiting the number of personnel in the building; to name a few.

As I’ve mentioned before, we continue to work with both Village’s to map out a plan for our future; including the need for a new station.  We are an all-volunteer department and are always looking for new members to fill our firefighting ranks and especially people to help us in EMS; particularly Paramedics.

With cooler temperatures and shorter days on the way, here are a few seasonal reminders:  Please change your smoke detector and CO alarm batteries and replace the detectors if they are older than 10 years. Please use caution if burning yard debris and leaves.  Before you turn your furnace on, make sure to have it professionally serviced.  Be alert to school busses while driving and watch for children in cross walks. 

Make sure to practice your fire escape plan!  Be sure your children know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.  This year’s Fire Prevention theme is ‘Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen’.  Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  Stay in your kitchen when cooking.  Keep children at least 3’ away from the stove.

I hope you enjoy the cooler weather as our season’s change and everyone continues to stay safe!