Practice Fire Safety in Your Home
Supervise young children closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods of time.
Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
Have your children tell you when they find matches and lighters.
Check under beds and in closets for burned matches, evidence your child may be playing with fire.
Develop a home fire escape plan, practice it with your children and designate a meeting place outside.
Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
Teach children the nature of fire. It is FAST, HOT, DARK and DEADLY!
Teach children not to hide from firefighters, but to get out quickly and call for help from another location.
Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out in the case of fire.
Demonstrate how to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch fire.
Install smoke alarms on every level in your home.
Familiarize children with the sound of your smoke alarm.
Test the smoke alarm each month and replace the battery at least once a year.
Replace the smoke alarm every ten years, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
Finally, having a working smoke alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire. And remember to practice a home escape plan frequently with your family.
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS AT SULLIVAN FIRE!!!!
"WE SERVE TO SAVE"
THE MISSION OF THE SULLIVAN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FIREFIGHTERS,
IS TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE,WORK, AND
VISIT IN THE SULLIVAN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, THIS SHALL BE ACCOMPLISHED
THROUGH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF TRAINING, EQUIPMENT,
FIRE PREVENTION & EDUCATION.
Clayton Stair Climb
On Sunday, September 8th, the Clayton Fire Department hosted the second annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The Sullivan Fire Protection District had
members of our fire service there. Fire and EMS convened in Clayton to pay tribute to their fallen brethren by climbing 110 stories in the Pierre Laclede Building. Some carried breathing apparatus, fire hose or other firefighting equipment; many will be in full turnout gear. Each participant however, will carry a photo and biographical sketch of one of the 343 FDNY firefighters lost at the World Trade Center collapse on September 11th, 2001.
The stair climb was chosen for two primary reasons:
The FDNY firefighters on 9/11 were forced to climb the stairs to rescue and evacuate people, as well as reach the fire floors.
A commitment to firefighter safety through better fitness.
This is one of the biggest fund raisers of this kind and they raised
This is due mostly to the efforts of
Captain Jason Hildebrandt/Clayton Fire Protection District and
volunteer at the Sullivan Fire Protection District.