What’s in it for you? There are many benefits including helping your neighbors, free on the job training, top quality equipment, picnics, and just being part of a team. There’s the satisfaction of knowing you have donated your time and efforts to being a part of the community. Knowing you may save a life and have the skills, knowledge and experience to help you excel in any endeavor in life.
There are many jobs within the department and even little jobs provide a big benefit. Every member receives appropriate safety equipment for his or her assignment and training at no cost.
Here is the current fire situation in our area. It is only going to get worse as we go through Spring. Not only do we not have the moisture, but we didn’t have the weight of the snow to pack down the dead debris from the fall. This means fire will burn a little more aggressive this Spring.
Use caution when burning outside or using any equipment that could create sparks. DO NOT dispose of ashes outside unless you have doused them with water, even if they are days old. Embers can remain hot for days.
In an effort to make sure our firefighters go home to their families at the end of a call our first out engine is equipped with Pi-Link. After arriving at the scene of an emergency this transponder can be activated to send out a signal alerting motorists using apps such as Waze, Apple Maps, etc of the incident ahead. They can then detour to avoid the area or just be prepared to slow down. ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe it was some of the lakes in the area freezing a bit more and the ice moving around as it does so. Have you ever heard what sounds like thunder as a frozen lake moves? Just a thought but I have no scientific expertise in earthquakes! If it was I wonder what the Richter scale or magnitude of this activity was?