WE SERVE PORTIONS OF FRANKLIN, CRAWFORD, AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. ALONG WITH PORTIONS OF I-44
Even though it is now offically Spring, there is still some cold weather hanging around. Around this time of year your Sullivan firefighters run an increased amount of Carbon Monoxide, aka CO, alarms due to the use of appliances like furnaces and fireplaces along with your everyday appliances like dryers, ovens, and water heaters. Carbon Monoxide is highly known as the, "Silent Killer" due to is being a colorless, tasteless, odorless toxic gas that displaces oxygen out of your blood which will cause you to suffocate. To learn more about what can cause Carbon Monoxide in your home, the signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, and how you can help prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning, please click on the link below. And remember, make sure you have up to date and properly working CO alarms in your home. If you do not have one or do not know where you can get one, you can always contact your local fire department and ask where the best place is to get one.
As your fire department, your safety is our first priority. If we cannot find your address then we cannot find you when you are having an emergency. Please for the safety of you and your family, please put your address on your mailboxes so that us along with EMS and Law Enforcement can find you quickly when an emergency strikes. Thank you and have a safe year.
The Residential Knox Box Program helps the Sullivan Fire Protection District loan out boxes to the elderly with medial call buttons and who have medical conditions that limit their mobility. The Fire District also loans these boxes out to people who have debilitating medical conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, etc.) regardless of age.
People who want a box are required to fill out an application, a medical history form, and must provide a key for their residence. (This key is locked in the Knox Box.) At this time the Fire District notes any hazards in the residence, such as oxygen tanks, and place this information in the dispatch system as a “caution note.” Fire district members will install the Knox Box on the residence.
This program has been very successful and is a great service that the Fire District provides to residents with over 50 boxes in place. Click on the link below, fill out the application and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions please call the office at 573-468-6161.