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.

New Members

The Shaker Pines Fire Department welcomes two new members to the ranks.
Firefighter Jennifer Raimondo, 29, is mom to two beautiful kids, Hailey (5) & Ryan (7), and wife to Mike Raimondo.  They have lived in Enfield for about 7 years. . "I grew up in the fire department family and really enjoy how close all the families are, my Dad has been a member of the Blue Hills Fire Department since i was around 4-5 years old". Jennifer works full time in the Insurance industry. "I have always wanted to give back to the community by way of emergency response. Now that my kids are older, I'm excited to start my journey with Shaker Pines!"
Jennifer
Kevin

Firefighter Kevin O’Donnell, 27, comes to the Shaker Pines Fire Department with an extensive family history in the fire service that spans generations. His great-grandfather being a founder of the North Branford Fire Dept.  Kevin works for Bombardier Aerospace at the Bradley International Airport. He is a licensed pilot and earned a degree in Aerospace Administration & Operations from Oklahoma State University. In his free time, he enjoys being with his longtime girlfriend Brooke and their two French-Bulldogs.

1st Aid & CPR Classes Scheduled

There is a Pediatric 1st Aid class scheduled to be held at the Shaker Pines Fire Department on Thursday, April 28, 2016, starting at 6:30 pm.  If interested please CLICK HERE to register for the class.  An email will be sent to you with the pertinent information.  Any questions, email Lt. Ken Maltese @ kmaltese@spfd.net

There is a HealthCare Provider CPR class scheduled to be held at the Shaker Pines Fire Department on Thursday, May 5, 2016, starting at 6:30 pm.  If interested please CLICK HERE  to register for the class. An email will be sent to you with the pertinent information. Any questions, email Lt. Ken Maltese @ kmaltese@spfd.net

THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION PARTNERS WITH DOMINO’S PIZZA TO DELIVER FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES

Spring cleaning checklist offers reminders to keep homes fire safe

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), along with its partner Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is honoring the tradition of spring cleaning by reminding customers what they can do in the home to stay fire safe. In participating markets across the country, Domino’s will utilize its pizza boxes to deliver fire safety tips throughout the month of March.

“Spring has arrived, and with spring cleaning comes a timely reminder to take steps to keep your home safe from the threat of fire,” said Chris Brandon, Domino’s Pizza spokesperson. “Domino’s delivers about 1 million pizzas each day – so we reach a lot of people in their homes, where fire safety begins. We are excited to work with NFPA to use our network of delivery experts to make homes across the country a little bit safer.”

According to NFPA, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Domino’s is reminding customers that a great time to change the batteries in their smoke alarms is when daylight saving time begins in March. As part of the spring campaign, customers who order from participating Domino’s Pizza stores may be surprised when their delivery arrives aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If a smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or smoke alarm and leave the home with a fully functioning fire safety device.

“Spring is the perfect time for a refresher on fire safety tips that should be followed year-round to make home fires less likely to happen,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of communications. “Keeping fire safety in mind when adding things to a to-do list, like cleaning a dryer’s lint filter after each load of laundry and keeping the stovetop clean and clear of clutter, will help prevent fires.”

Important spring cleaning home fire safety tips from the NFPA:

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.

Fact: Most cooking fires in the home involve the stovetop.

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.

For more fire safety tips, visit www.nfpa.org/safetytips.

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