Why Worry?

Fast response is critical if a love one is having a heart attack or other medical emergency.

Why Seconds Count..

You may have seen our other posts, news stories, or newspaper articles about response times. More importantly, how the closure of the downtown fire station increases the time it takes us to respond to your emergency. In some cases you will see response times to actual incidents. They show the time it takes the various pieces of equipment to arrive on scene. After reading these times you will see increases from 3 minutes to 6 minutes or 6 minutes to 12 minutes. Unless you have experienced a fire in your own home or are a firefighter yourself, these increases may seem small. The reality is that firefighters have a very small window of opportunity to make a difference. Whether it’s actually rescuing a person from a fire or just trying to reduce the amount of damage to your property, every second counts. We have chosen a few short video clips which will show how rapidly a fire spreads in your home. This hopefully will demonstrate how dangerous these response time increases are. Please call your City Leaders and tell them that this is unacceptable!

Why seconds count. Produced by IAFF Local 731:

Christmas tree fire:

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