Shaker Pines Fire Department Shaker Pines
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37 Bacon Road, Enfield, CT 06082
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The Shaker Pines Fire Department was established in 1942, and was formerly known as the Shaker Pines Lake Association Fire Department. Today's fire department is a cooperation of career and predominately volunteer members. The Shaker Pines FD, Enfield's Fire District #5 covers approximately 6 square miles of the northeastern part of town. The district's borders are Somers, CT and a combination of Washington Rd and N Maple St to the east and west, respectively. Members of the department are continually training year round to stay up to date on the latest techniques in the fire service.

The SPFD is appreciative to Hallmark Cards for their donation of the six acres of land that the station currently sits on near the intersection of Shaker Road and Bacon Road. With the support of a strong community of firefighter’s throughout the town, Enfield residents can place their minds at ease knowing that they are protected by such a fine group of dedicated professionals.

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE CLTD LAKE COMMITTEE
July 17, 2014

Below is an email from Northeast Laboratories, Inc. with the results from a sample of our water that was tested this past Monday.  The results were sent to Rob Wheaton from Lycott. Lycott is the company that treats our lake. 

The report shows high concentrations of microscopic algae comprised of species of cyano -bacterias ( toxin producing blue- green algae).

The World Health Organization along with most state regulatory public agencies suggests restricting use and contact of water contains cells counts in excess of 70,000 cells/ml. As shown, the sample contains 230,000 cells / ml. Please reference the links below:

PLEASE NO SWIMMING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THE INFORMATION PROVIDED WITHIN THE LINKS.

NO SWIMMING SIGNS WILL BE POSTED AROUND THE LAKE.

Thank you

CLTD Lake Committee

 

Keeping Kids Safe....One Seat at a Time

In 2002, Firefighter Joe Jude Kara received his certification with the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation as a Infant  & Child Car Seat installer.  Since then, the Shaker Pines Fire Department has been fortunate to have 3 more firefighters certified as installers.  Deputy Chief Jim Nolan, Captain Ed Prajzner, and Firefighter Chris Davis have joined the ranks of being able to not only install the appropriate car seat for the right age and weight of child, but they also teach parents how to the right way to use the seat, as well as what to look for in the next seat they will need as their child grows up.

The installations are done preferably by appointment.  The Duty Crew is at the station Monday through Friday and take appointments for installations from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and then again from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The main reason for the appointment is to ensure that someone is here to do it around other appointments they may have such as inspections, meetings, and training.  There is always the possibility that an appointment can be made and the crew may not be at the station due to a call.  That is unavoidable.

During the off hours (after 4:30 pm and on weekends) a car seat can be installed through appointment by calling Firefighter Joe at (860) 558-4676

 

June and July are Peak Months for Summer Grilling Accidents

NFPA urges grillers to be mindful of safety

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches kicking off the unofficial start of summer, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbeque season. This summer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety, especially in June and July, when home fires involving grilling accidents occur most often.


According to a 2013 NFPA report on cooking equipment fires, gas grills were involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires in 2007-2011, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were responsible for an annual average of 1,400 home fires. While gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts, NFPA reminds everyone that all types of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. More than one-quarter (27 percent) of home structure grill fires started on a courtyard, terrace or patio, while 29 percent started on an exterior balcony or open porch, and six percent began in the kitchen, according to the report.


“Grilling season is a great time of year for friends and families to have cookouts and tailgate, but before starting the season, be sure your grill is working properly and review safety tips,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA. “Propane gas hose leaks or breaks were the leading factors contributing to gas grill fires. It is good practice to check for damage before using it for the first time each year, and to clean and check the entire grill regularly.”


Last year, Hannah Storm, ESPN SportsCenter anchor, was severely burned in a grill fire at her home. She has since worked with NFPA to record several videos to share her story and raise awareness for grilling safety in hopes that others will avoid similar incidents. Audio PSA (:30) also available.


Video:  Hannah Storm, NFPA team up to offer consumers home fire safety.


When grilling, NFPA suggests the following:

·         Stay alert when grilling. Do not grill if you are sleepy or when you are drinking alcohol.  
·         Don’t leave your cooking/grill area unattended.
·         Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area. Remove flammable materials from around the grill.


Additional grilling safety tips to consider:

·      Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
·      Grills should be placed well away from the home and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. 
·      Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. NOTE: A light soap and water solution applied to the hose is a great way to               check for leaks. You can often smell a propane leak but propane will also release bubbles when the soap and water solution is applied. If you detect a leak,          turn the gas tank and grill off. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
·      Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before igniting.
·      If you smell gas while cooking, immediately move away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill. 
·      If the flames go out for any reason, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 15 minutes before re-lighting it.
·      Keep your grill clean by regularly removing grease or fat buildup from the grates and trays below.


Charcoal grill safety tips to consider:

·   There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
·   If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquid to the flames.
·   Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
·   Electric charcoal starters do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
·   When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container with a lid.


For additional information, visit www.nfpa.org/grilling or download NFPA’s safety tips sheet on grilling for easy access.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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