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Safety Awareness Day!

May 4th 10am to 12pm Please join us this Saturday to see many public safety groups show how they protect the public and how you can be safer! These groups and more: – Central EMS – NOAA Weather – Ozark’s Electric – Arkansas Poison Center – AirEvac (weather permitting) – Washington County Sheriff’s Department

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Medical First Responders

Many people know that when you call 911 for illness or injury an ambulance is sent to your location. This ambulance is staffed with emergency medical technicians(EMT) and they will stabilize and transport you to a hospital if needed. There are typically 2 EMTs: one Basic and one Paramedic. The fire departments in Washington County also send responders to gain access, assess, and give life saving treatment before the ambulance arrives. Many of these responders are trained to EMT-Basic standards.  Many more are trained in…

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Thank You!

Thanks to many hungry neighbors! You made this Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser a great success! A huge amount of spaghetti and yummy bread was served. Neighbors chatted, won prizes, and helped the fire department continue a great tradition of helping neighbors.

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Check Your Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Detectors

Now is a great time to check your home for fire safety! Check fire extinguishers for a manufacture date, if it is over 10 years, replace it!  If it has a gauge or other indicator, check it.  If you don’t have an extinguisher, purchase one!  All fires start small, stop it small!   Check your smoke detectors’ manufacture date also, they should be replaced per manufacturer instructions  or every 10 years.

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Firefighter Rescue Training

Firefighters are called on when someone needs help, be it a fire or a rescue.  Who do firefighters call for help? Other firefighters! One of our monthly training sessions for July was for those times.  We practiced calling for help and different drag techniques.  We also practiced quickly removing the bulky protective equipment we wear for fires, specifically to perform CPR. 

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