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 July, the Fire Department and Squad responded to a total of 28 calls. The squad responded to all calls, including five ALS assists and four mutual aids. The Fire Department responded to five calls, including one Barn fire, one Mutual aid for traffic control, one public service call for wires and tree down, one alarm at the school, and one stand-by for possible mutual aid to a neighboring department for a car fire. The department has run a total of 164 calls for 2019.