Clayton Fire Department Weekly Wrap Up January 6-13th
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department
- Responded to 36 calls for service (19 Fire/Rescue & 17 Emergency Medical responses)
- Accumulated 202 hours of training
- Participated in 20.5 hours of public education/relations activities
This week’s safety message is: Between 2010 and 2014 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports a total of 2,244 deaths caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. The majority of those 36% come between December, January, and February. The Clayton Building Division along with the Clayton Fire Department recommend carbon monoxide alarms be installed in the immediate vicinity of all sleeping areas. Hardwired, battery operated, or plug-in alarms may be used. If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow. During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up. A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings. Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside
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