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 April, we ran a total of 48 calls. We had 11 fire calls, including 6 public service calls for trees and wires down, 2 CO alarms, 1 fire alarm at the school, a mutual aid to Owego for traffic control, and a standby for Halsey Valley Fire Dept. EMS had 37 calls, including 3 mutual aid calls . 2022 year to date - 181 calls.