Why does a fire truck come when I call for an ambulance?
An ambulance only holds two crew members and they often require extra hands to help treat the patient. We never know where a patient is located or what barriers to them we'll encounter. Therefore we bring extra help to make sure our on scene and treatment times are as efficient as possible.
Can I have a recreational fire in my backyard?
Yes, it must be in a wire, steel, concrete, brick or other fireproof enclosure. It must be continuously under the care of a competent adult. It must be at least 25 feet away from most structures. You may NOT burn garbage or any material that produces noxious odors. Wood and leaf fires are acceptable.
How do I become a volunteer or employee?
We're happy you're interested in joining us! To apply you need to pick up an application from Station 1 during normal business hours and then return it to us. We will contact you once we have processed your application.
Can I ride along with the fire department?
Generally speaking yes, it must be approved by the Chief and pre-scheduled. You must also sign a waiver. Please call us if you would like to schedule a ride-along.
How often should I change the batteries in my smoke or carbon monoxide dectors?
Every 6 months is an acceptable timeline to change your batteries. We always encourage people to change them when the time change occurs. Change your clocks...change your batteries!
Why does my smoke or carbon monoxide alarm beep every few minutes?
If the detector is not continuously alarming this is probably an indicator of a low battery or faulty device. Change your batteries and see if that fixes the chirping. If it does not replace the device.