The department is currently using iPads in their apparatus to have QRP’s (quick response plans) available to them when responding to an emergency. These iPads allow firefighters to gain knowledge on subjects such as: location of any hazards, power disconnects, heating units, or any people needing assistance due to any medical problems or disabilities.
Thank you for visiting the Fire Department’s Web site. Please feel free to contact either station or myself if something wasn’t covered. Thank you for stopping by!
Yours truly in fire safety
Scott R Reese, Chief
South Strabane Fire Department has (4) four Thermal Imaging Cameras that are in service. These units allow the firefighters to see through smoke filled structures and to locate heat sources or trapped victims.
South Strabane Volunteer Fire Department #1 was established in 1956 with a station located at 1696 East Maiden Street, in the small community named Pancake.
Later, in 1960, South Strabane Volunteer Fire Department #2 was established on Oak Spring Road near the intersection of Locust Avenue and Oak Spring Road.
On January 1, 2005 the two departments merged to become one chartered organization.
The South Strabane Fire Department will continue to commit an all out effort to train and grow with the same fast pace as our community.
Chief Scott Reese
Assistant Chief 44-1 Robert Orndoff
Assistant Chief 44-2 Fred Allen
Captain 44-1 Wyatt Streator
Captain 44-2 Chris Barton
Lieutenant 44-1 Mike Campbell
Lieutenant 44-2 George Thomas
Currently there are (4) four Automated External Defibrillators in South Strabane Fire Department.
WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS
More fires happen in the winter months than any other time of the year. During the cold months, we spend more time indoors and use different methods to heat our homes.
It is important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home.
If you are using a portable heater:
Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off.
Keep anything that can burn such bedding, clothing and curtains at least 3 feet from the heater.
Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip.
Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
If you are using a fireplace:
Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire.
Do not burn paper in your fireplace.
Before you go to sleep or leave your home put the fire out completely.
Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home
If you are using a wood stove:
Have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.
Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from the stove.
Do not burn paper in your wood stove.
Before you go to sleep or leave your home, put the fire out completely.
When heating your home, you need to be aware of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “invisible killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental CO poisoning from generators or fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fire places. Breathing CO at high levels can kill you.
Put CO alarms inside your home to provide an early warning of increasing CO levels. These alarms should be placed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
As always, make sure you have a smoke alarm on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Test your alarms every month. Have a home fire escape plan and practice your plan at least twice a year. Make sure everyone knows how to escape your home if there is a fire.
For more information on heating fire safety, go to the U.S. Fire Administration.
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