Objective of Long Plain Fire department is to prevent the loss of life and to control or reduce the loss of property by applying all of our professional knowledge and resources. To achieve this objective Long Plain Fire department has two fire truck, 13-man crew and all the gear that is needed to extinguish fires. Randy Merrick leads the team as fire chief in case of emergency.
Long Plain Fire Department would like to remind members of the community to protect themselves and community against fire in spring and summer months. You can reduce the risk of fire in your neighbourhood by reporting fire hazards such as abandoned bulk waste to fire department and talking about fire safety tips at home.
- Backyard BBQ fire: Clean out the grease and other debris in the grill periodically. Be sure to look for rust or other signs of deterioration.
- Keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby.
- Never leave food cooking unattended on the stove in the kitchen.
- Keep stove and oven clean because built-up grease and food particles are easily ignited. Keep combustibles (i.e. curtains, dish towels, plastic or wood utensils, newspapers, grocery bags) away from the stove, oven and all appliances.
- Unplug kettles, frying pans and other appliances when not in use.
- Smoking is not only bad for your health. It’s also a fire hazard. Fires started by cigarettes cause one out of every five fire fatalities, and careless smoking remains a leading cause of home fire deaths in Canada. In 2000, smoker’s material caused 3,929 fires with losses of $56.7 million. To prevent fire from smoking make a rule to smoke outside in open air and make sure cigarette butts are disposed properly.
- Use of smoke alarms in house can prevent fire hazard.