Weekly Wrap-Up February 11, 2009
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department
- Responded to 65 calls for service (37 Fire/Rescue & 28 Emergency Medical responses)
- Accumulated 196 hours of training
- Completed 4 Commercial fire and life safety building inspections
- Participated in hour of 18 public education and community service
This week’s safety message is: With the recent weather, and the associated increase in motor vehicle crashes, the Clayton Fire Department would like to remind you to slow down and watch for first responders working the scene. Police, Fire, EMS workers, MoDOT workers, and tow truck drivers are putting their life at risk every time they respond to assist stranded motorists and accident victims. The number of incidents, injuries and fatalities is increasing. Each week more incidents are reported around the country and as recently as Sunday February 10th a fire truck was struck while working a traffic accident on the highway in the St. Louis Area. We would like to remind you that if you see or hear lights and sirens to slow down and pull to the right. If you come upon a scene where crews are working and traffic lanes are blocked it is for the safety of crews working and the people involved. Please slow down and give them a safe space to work.
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