Shaker Pines Fire Department

MISSION STATEMENT

The Shaker Pines Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of life and property safety in an efficient and cost effective manner.

The Shaker Pines Fire Department strives to meet this task by providing the following programs:
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Suppression
  • Prevention Services
  • Public Education
  • Rescue Operations
  • Special Operations
Objectives
  • Provide rapid and efficient response to fires, emergency medical incidents, and rescues in order to safeguard the life and property of our citizens.
  • Provide firefighters with the latest training (education), and the best available equipment to perform their duties.
  • Provide the highest level of emergency medical basic life services to our citizens.
  • Provide continued public education and prevention services to ensure the safety of our citizens.
  • Provide for planning and development for efficient operations and the future needs of our Fire Department and public at large.

For Sale:

The Shaker Pines Fire Department is selling remaining pint glasses that were given to firefighters at the 2014 Annual Banquet.  The price is an amazingly low $10.00 each.  If interested, please come to the station while supplies last.  The station is manned Monday-Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  
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Change In Fire Code Prohibits Grills On Decks For Some Residents Of Apartments And Condos

There will be no more grilling hot dogs or hamburgers on decks and balconies of Connecticut apartment buildings.

A little-noticed change in the newly revised Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code, which took effect May 7, prohibits the use and storage of any type of grill or cooking device on decks, beneath overhangs or within 10 feet of the building.

The Hartford Courant did an article on this issue on August 2, 2015.  To read about this new regulation, click here.

If you have any questions after you read the article, feel free to contact your District Fire Marshal.

Staying Safe In Residential Pools

Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their current safety practices by adopting water safety steps at home pools and spas.

Drownings are a preventable cause of death and injury for children. By putting proven safety behaviors and systems into practice, you and your family will be much more secure in and around public and residential pools.

CPSC recommends that you create a pool safety toolkit to have near your pool or spa to ensure that if the worst happens, you are ready to respond.

What should be in a pool safety toolkit for your home pool or spa?

A first aid kit

A pair of scissors to cut hair, clothing or a pool cover, if needed

A charged portable telephone to call 911

A flotation device

House with fence around pool

These are safety steps you can adopt at your residential pool or spa:

Always watch your children when they are in or near a pool or spa

Teach children basic water safety tips

Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments

Have a portable telephone close by at all times when you or your family are using a pool or spa

If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first

Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim

Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly

Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools.

Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.

If your house serves as a fourth side of a fence around a pool, install door alarms and always use them. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing pools or spas.

Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water

Ensure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers, and ask your pool service provider if you do not know

Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order

Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm

View the SIMPLE STEPS TO SAFER POOLS video for safer backyards

- See more at: http://www.poolsafely.gov/pool-spa-safety/staying-safe-pools-spas/residential-swimming-pools/#sthash.DsiZCSzh.dpuf