Clayton Fire Department Weekly Wrap Up December 10th - 16th
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department
- Responded to 77 calls for service (40 Fire/Rescue & 37 Emergency Medical responses)
- Performed 5 commercial fire safety inspections
- Accumulated 136.5 hours of training
- Participated in 12 hours of public education/relations activities
This week’s safety message is: There is nothing like sitting by an open fire on a cold night. Indoor and outdoor portable ethanol burning fireplaces have become more popular in recent years. While these products provide ambiance and a little warmth, keep in mind the fuel, device and open flame can be dangerous. A portable ethanol burning fireplace, and the fuel, should only be used by adults. Clean up any fuel spillage and be sure all liquid has evaporated before lighting the fireplace. Place the fireplace on a sturdy surface away from table edges. Don’t pour ethanol fuel in a device that is lit or not completely cool. It may result in a fire or injury. Extinguish the flame when you leave the room, home or go to sleep.
The Clayton Fire Department exists to help prepare our community for emergencies, support people when overwhelmed, and care for them in their time of need. We want to provide a safe environment for our citizens and guests to enjoy our community and all it has to offer.
If you have any further questions about the Clayton Fire Department or programs that we offer, please feel free to contact Fire Captain/Public Information Officer Ryan Harrell at (314)290-8485 or RHarrell@ClaytonMo.gov