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Spring Fire Safety Tips

Spring has arrived, and with spring cleaning comes a timely reminder to take steps to keep your home safe from the threat of fire!

Here's a refresher on fire safety tips that should be followed year-round to make home fires less likely to happen:


FACT: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.

  • Ensure smoke alarms are installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Test them at least once a month by pushing the test button.
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.


FACT: The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.

  • Clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Keep the area around your dryer clear of things that can burn, like boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.


FACT: Extension cord fires outnumbered fires beginning with permanent or detachable power cords by two-to-one.

  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use.
  • Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords.


Safety Check Poll

How often do you check your smoke detector batteries?

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The Slo-Pokes

Come See Us Training in Action!

Our competitive Slop-Pokes Team utilize many facets of everyday firefighting skills, including developing unity, dedication, skill amongst themselves, and pride within the department..

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The Explorers

Fostering the Future of Our Youth & Community

Developing support for volunteer fire and community service is an ongoing dedication at Main-Transit Fire Department. The Explorers is our youth program designed to help develop the  formation of positive relationships and a sense of belonging to something greater than ones self, for youths ages 14-18 years of age.

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Softball League

Strength in Teamwork

Our softball games are played on Friday evenings followed by get-together between departments players, members, family and fans. This has helped establish a close friendship amongst neighboring departments that often work together in mutual aid.

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Bowling League

Competitive Fun

Competing in the Amherst Firemen's Bowling League is just one of the many ways that we establish bonds with our neighboring departments while participating in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

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