Clayton Fire Department Weekly Wrap Up December 31st - January 6th
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department
- Responded to 47 calls for service (20 Fire/Rescue & 27 Emergency Medical responses)
- Performed 14 commercial fire safety inspections
- Accumulated 204.5 hours of training
- Participated in 14 hours of public education/relations activities
This week’s safety message is: Winter storms can happen almost anywhere. They can cause us problems. Know what to do before, during and after a storm. Test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. This way you will know they are working. Plan two ways out of the home in case of an emergency. Clear driveway and front walk of ice and snow. This will provide easy access to your home. Make sure your house number can be seen from the street. If you need help, firefighters will be able to find you. Be ready in case the power goes out, have flashlights on hand and fresh batteries. Stay aware of winter weather by listening to the television or radio for updates. Check on neighbors and others who may need help. • Generators should be used outdoors and away from windows and doors. Do not run a generator inside your garage, even if the door is open. Stay away from downed wires and report any downed wires to authorities. Be ready if the heat stops working. Use extra layers of clothes and blankets to stay warm. If you use an emergency heat source, keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away. Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room. Turn them off when you go to bed.
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