Stillwater Fire District
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BEING PREPARED FOR AN EXTENDED POWER OUTAGE
Most of us can, reluctantly, endure the occasional brief power outage from a summer thunderstorm.
But an extended power outage can be a challenge to our dependence on modern appliances and electronic devices, and disaster plans should take power loss into account especially during winter months. Lengthy power outages can result from many sources, and your disaster plans may change with the seasons:
∑ weight of snow or ice downing lines in the winter
∑ branches falling on wires during spring or summer storms
∑ utility-driven blackouts or brownouts at any time of year
The Federal Emergency Management Agency describes steps for preparing, responding and recovering from power outages, including conservation measures for areas subject to widespread utility brownouts or blackouts at www.Ready.gov.
Reminder: To prevent damage to electrical appliances as a result of power surges when power is restored, unplug any non-essential electrical appliances. Donít wander outside, downed power lines may look harmless but they will kill in a heartbeat.
Your familyís medical needs should top your emergency plan:
∑ Prescriptions Most refrigerated medicines will be fine for a few hours in the refrigerator, according to the Ready.gov website. After a longer outage, medications may lose their effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration provides advice on medication safety following power outages.
∑ Powered medical equipment You may need a backup battery system for essential medical devices. The Food and Drug Administration offers tips for creating a personal emergency file for people who rely on electrically powered medical devices. Some communities or utilities have registration programs that place priority on restoring power to homes where medical equipment is in use. Check with your local power provider.
December Training Focus
Building Construction for the Fire Service
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 isnít for everyone, volunteering is Ė there is more to do than what is shown here:
Download sign-up sheets and become a member! (Click both links below and fill out)
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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