When fire, disaster or medical emergency strikes, you take it for granted that your call for help will be answered. And it will be…but only because there are volunteers who willingly contribute their time and energy to keeping your community safe. These men and women are truly amazing, and they come from every walk of life; they work and live all around you. They share an unselfish, often underappreciated commitment to being there…ready to serve… whenever a crisis occurs. That is truly being a good neighbor.
Are you that kind of neighbor? Are you ready to stand up and do your part when the sirens call? It isn’t a decision to take lightly. It takes training, hard work and courage to be amazing. But it can also be the most satisfying and rewarding thing you ever do. Your local fire department needs you!
THE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT POTENTIALLY HARMFUL FIRES, SURVIVING AND REDUCING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY EMERGENCIES.
ABOUT THE NYACK FIRE DEPARTMENT AND COMPANIES
THE TOOLS AND INFORMATION FOR TEACHING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES ABOUT FIRE AND HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.
Fire safety equipment has a big impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Fire sprinkler systems react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire.
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.