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.

Shaker Pines Fire Department Recruitment Drive

Are you interested in giving back to your community by becoming a volunteer Firefighter?  If you are 18 years old or older, you can become a member of SPFD.  We will provide you with all the training that is available to you.  Training will include structural firefighting, rescue techniques, Emergency Medical Responder or Technician, and much much more.  If you are interested, please feel free to call or stop down at the station at 37 Bacon Rd for an application or CLICK HERE.  We would like to have you as part of our family.

NFPA Offers Home Heating Equipment Safety Tips

Half of all home heating equipment fires are reported during December, January, and February, and more than half of the home heating fire deaths come from fires that began when a flammable item was too close to the heating equipment.

NFPA offered a winter safety primer on Jan. 8 in which it noted how frequently U.S. fire departments are called out to respond to non-fire carbon monoxide incidents during the winter months: 80,100 times, or roughly nine times per hour, in 2010 alone. With that in mind, the advice for homeowners about fire dangers associated with heating equipment such as space heaters, wood stoves, and fireplaces are most timely because misuse of them is a leading cause of U.S. home fire deaths.

Half of all home heating equipment fires are reported during December, January, and February, and more than half of the home heating fire deaths come from fires that began when a flammable item was too close to the heating equipment.

NFPA attributed the 96 percent increase from 40,900 incidents reported in 2003 to 80,100 in 2010 to increased use of CO detectors. The association's advice for heating equipment is:

* Use your oven to cook food only. Never use it to heat your home.

* Hire a qualified professional to clean and inspect heating equipment and chimneys      every year.

* Turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

* Place a sturdy screen in front of your fireplace to prevent sparks from flying into the      room. Burn only dry, seasoned wood. Allow ashes to cool before disposing them in      a metal container and ensure they are kept a safe distance from the home

* If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting      it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage            doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with    snow.

* During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and        fireplace are clear of snow buildup.

* Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms monthly.

If you have any questions contact your local Fire Department.  Shaker Pines Fire Dept can be reached at (860) 749-8552, or you can contact Chief Macsata at CMacsata@spfd.net