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Weekly Wrap Up April 8th, 2019

Publish Date:04/08/2019 2:43 PM

This week the City of Clayton Fire Department:

  • Responded to 59 calls for service (33 Fire/Rescue & 26 Emergency Medical responses)
  • Accumulated 202.75 hours of training
  • Completed 19 Commercial fire and life safety building inspections
  • Participated in 44 hours of public education and community service

This week’s safety message is:  The weather is getting nicer and it is the perfect opportunity to practice E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills In The Home).  The Clayton Fire Department and the NFPA would like to provide you with the following tips when planning escape routes in case of emergency.

  • Make a home escape plan.Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows.Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least 2 ways out of every room, if possible.Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home.
  • Practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave.

The NFPA says that only one-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening.  The time available is often less than that and only 8% said that their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.

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)285-5733 or RHarrell@ClaytonMo.gov.