Stillwater Fire District
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NOTICE – FIRE DISTRICT BUSINESS MEETINGS
The February Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners will be changed from Monday the 12th to Monday the 19th at 7:00pm, station 1. All meetings are open to the public.
WINTER WEATHER PREPARATIONS
So far winter has been brutally cold. The weather has resulted in several fatal fires, many motor vehicle accidents and broken water pipes. To avoid being a fire victim make sure your smoke detectors are working, they are up to date, and you have an escape plan. Due to the speed at which materials burn today, getting out of the house as quickly as possible especially for the very young and the elderly is a priority.
To avoid being a victim of a motor vehicle accident clean off snow and ice off all windows, heed road conditions and slow down.
To mitigate broken water pipes know where the water shut off is located coming into your home or business. Tag or mark the water shut off and make sure it works, test it to make sure its actually shutting off the water. It’s not a bad idea to have a couple of quick push on caps to cap off frozen pipes once they are cut flush, place the end cap on until the pipe can be repaired. Universal push on caps are available from ½” to 1”. Water can be easily cleaned up with a shop vac, just remove the filter. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
Many EMS calls involve slips and falls on the ice. An easy home solution is the use of basic cat litter/oil dry/speedie dry and throw it on the icy surfaces to avoid slipping. Carry some of the same in a closed plastic container in your car trunk for traction or for walking surfaces away from home.
We hope some of these simple suggestions will get you through this winter safely.
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Regularly Scheduled Events:
Training -- Wednesday Nights beginning at 6:30 P.M. and Saturdays beginning at 8:00 A.M. with breakfast beginning at 7:30AM
Company Meetings -- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Board of Fire Commissioner's Meeting -- 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Firefighting isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do than what is shown here:
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Attention District Residents: To make sure your county 911 information is correct, call Saratoga County Emergency Services at 884-4769 daily between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.
Additional Training Resource Links:
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