One of the more rewarding services we are able to offer is simply providing education to the community. Yearly, we visit the elementary school and provide a presentation to the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes on fire safety, how to evacuate their home, and things they can do if their home ever catches on fire. During this presentation we also take the children out so they can see our apparatus, and show them what all is coming to a fire if they ever need to call us. Also, every other year we do a "Mock Accident" for the 11th and 12th graders, normally held just before prom, to show them the dangers of drinking and driving. During this we extricate some of the student volunteers from the SADD group as we would on a real accident.
From visiting schools with basic fire safety education, to supporting our local businesses, to helping the community be aware of new legislation that might affect them, we are dedicated to the betterment of our community.
In November, we received a total of 18 calls for assistance. We responded to 8 fire calls: Four were mutual aid calls. We had a smoke conditon at the Dandy, a barn fire at Tioga Downs, a residential fire alarm and a car fire, both cancelled by officers on scene.We had a public service call for a tree and wires down in the roadway, a residential smoke alarm for burnt food, a structure fire in a pig barn, and a one car rollover. EMS had 12 calls. Our YTD call volume is 243.