While many believe the primary role of a fire department is to put out fires, our real mission is to prevent them. A nationwide push to educate the public on the importance of fire safety, the use of smoke detectors, and early notification of emergency services during a fire has lead to a drastic decrease in fire related loss. According to the U.S. Fire Administration the total number of fires nationwide decreased 21.6% from 2006 to 2013. Fire related deaths and injuries decreases 21% and 6.6% respectively over the same time frame. These statistics prove that education and prevention are having an impact. To the right are several links to websites with educational materials for individuals of all ages. Please, take the time to look at the information available and discuss it with your family.
If you are a member of an organization or group that would like a firefighter to visit your facility, please contact us. Our department welcomes the opportunity to tour facilities within our district to familiarize ourselves and pre-plan emergency response. While there, we can make recommendations on improving fire safety and give a fire safety presentation to your staff.