2019 Oak Level Road Halifax, Virginia 24558

434-476-2550

 

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Here are some things you can do to make sure your home is protected from fire. Make sure you check your smoke alarm batteries at least once every other month. Make sure that you have a fire extinguisher close by. One of the most important things that you can do is to make an "Escape" plan. An "Escape" plan will show you how to get out of the house from every room in case there is a fire. Below are some things to remind you to make sure your home is protected.

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The fire department has many ways of handling an emergency. Some of them are shown in the pictures below. We sometimes have to use airplanes to help fight major forest fires. They can spray water and chemicals from the air to help fight the fires that we can not easily get to. We sometimes have to go into buildings to rescue children as well as adults. We always wear "air packs" on our backs when entering a burning building to make sure that we have fresh air to breathe. Most of us in our area are not fortunate enough to have a fire hydrant close by. We fight most of our fires by drafting water from local fish ponds.

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Remember is your enemy and are your friends!

 

 

Want to hear some cool sounds? (Click on the .wav links below)

This is the siren on our fire station. It is used to let people in the community know that we have a call to a fire.

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Here is what it sounds like when all of our trucks respond to the same call.

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Here is an ambulance siren for you to listen to.

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Here is the sound a major forest fire makes.

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Try another ambulance

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Here is a fire truck for you to try out next.

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