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Move to the RIGHT for Sirens & Lights

When our Fire Department is called to an emergency it's important that we respond quickly and safely.

If you're driving down the road and see the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror, MOVE TO THE RIGHT AND STOP to allow emergency vehicles to move easily down the road. You may even want to use your turn signal to indicate your intentions, this will help the emergency vehicles navigate through the safest path.

NEVER slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road and do not make any sudden moves. If an emergency vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction, you should also pull over and stop.

Once the emergency vehicles have passed, use your turn signal again to merge back into traffic when it is safe to begin driving.

DO NOT tailgate or follow an emergency vehicle closely. Not only is this illegal, you run the risk of a collision as vehicles pull back out into traffic after the emergency vehicle goes by. You are not required to slow down or pull over for emergency vehicles that are responding in the opposite direction on a divided highway.

Every time fire engines or emergency vehicles are called to an emergency Fire Fighters are giving their all to help others. Do your part as a driver to help Fire Fighters do their job as quickly and safely as possible.

So Remember: Move to the RIGHT for sirens and lights.


Hidden Dangers of Halloween

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission there have been at least 15 cases of burn injuries and one death involving kids' Halloween costumes (since 1980. Add to that an average of 920 home structure fires cause by decorations, resulting in 47 injuries and 12.8 million in property damages per year, making Halloween a potentially dangerous holiday.

This year make sure your home and family are safe from these potential dangers. Following the simple fire safety precautions below, can help keep your Halloween, safe, fun and danger-free:

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can clearly see out of them.
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
  • It is safest to use a glow stick or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. If you choose to use candle decorations, make sure to keep them well attended at all times.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice, stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.)
  • When decorating inside the home, consider using battery operated candles instead of regular burning candles.
  • Don't overload electrical circuits
  • Don't use frayed, cracked or otherwise damaged electrical cords.




Main-Transit Fire Department Steak Out

The Main-Transit Fire Department will be hosting our annual "Steak Out" fund raising dinner on Saturday, June 9th (Doors open at 5pm / Dinner at 6pm).

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Tickets $30 pre-sale if purchased or reserved by May 31st.

($35 at the door)

Dinner includes:

  • Succulent 10 oz. New York Strip Steak (Chicken and vegetarian option also available)
  • Vegetable & Mashed Potato Bar
  • Fresh Tossed Salad
  • Dessert!!!!!!!
  • 2 FREE Alcoholic Beverages
  • FREE Soda and Water


Entertainment!

  • LIVE Music!
  • Over 100 Door Prizes!
  • (automatic entry with every ticket)
  • Chinese Auction Prizes!
  • Evening Bonfire!

 


Limited tickets available -- purchase your tickets now!


For more information, call 632-9710 ext.113 or RESERVE your tickets at tickets@mtfd.com.

 


 

 

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