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.

Winter Home Fire Safety

Fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. Below are some simple ways to help you explain to community members the characteristics of fire.

Fire is FAST!

There is little time!

In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.

Fire is HOT!

Heat is more threatening than flames.

A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.

Fire is DARK!

Fire isn't bright, it's pitch black.

Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.

Fire is DEADLY!

Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.

Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.

For more information on how you can make your home safer against the dangers of fire, click on the link below.