Archive for December, 2010

Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

CBS News Sunday Morning Video pays tribute to our Nation’s Volunteer Firefighting force, which makes up about 75% of all firefighters nationwide.

Every 23 seconds somewhere in the US firefighters are responding to a call. And 72% of those fire fighters are volunteers. Peter Greenberg looks at the people, who are likely to your neighbor, co-worker, or handy man who give their time to protect and save our lives.

Please take a moment to watch this informative tribute video.

Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Holiday Season Fire Safety

Monday, December 6th, 2010

With the holidays upon us be careful this season and follow some simple tips to keep everyone safe from the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the State Fire Commissioner provided to you by the North Warren Fire Department.

* In Case of an Emergency DIAL 911

* If there is a fire hydrant near your home you can assist the fire department by keeping the hydrant clear of snow and ice so in the event it is needed, it can be located. And remember to keep the blue reflective bands clean.

* Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm, and be sure to check and clean it every month.

* Carbon Monoxide detectors should be installed in every home to warn of deadly build-ups.

* Never use a range or oven as a supplementary heating device. This is a safety hazard and can produce potentially deadly fumes.

* NEVER try to thaw frozen water pipes with a blowtorch or other open flame. The pipe could conduct the heat and ignite a fire inside a wall. Use hot water or a UL labeled device such as a hair dryer for thawing.

* Use extra caution when traveling during inclement weather. Beware of poor road conditions. Take extra time when commuting and drive according to the road conditions.

* Dress appropriately when outdoors to prevent hypothermia or frostbite.

DHS Holiday Season Fire Safety

Also check out our Home Heating Safety and Carbon Monoxide under the FIRE PREVENTION tab.

November Alarms

Monday, December 6th, 2010

North Warren tallied 16 alarms the month of November. Responses consisted of weather related emergencies, 1 Brush Fire, and 2 Motor Vehicle Accidents. 5 Automated Fire Alarms and 3 Fires where among some other alarms. North Warren assisted Lander with a structure fire while North Warren responded to 2 more fires within our coverage area one confined to a porch and another confined to a stove. Both extinguished by the home owners. Several firefighters also attended Warren Co. Rescue Weekend for some formalize training.