Smoke detectors are a necessity for any household. They are one of the most overlooked tools in keeping your family safe. They have been proven to reduce your risk of being injured by half! Your detectors need to be checked regularly and replaced every eight to ten years.
Smoke Detectors are available at Gasport Fire Station #1!
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Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:
High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:
Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that the person needs help.
Call 911 for assistance. If it's evident that the person needs help, call (or ask a bystander to call) 911, then send someone to get an AED. (If an AED is unavailable, or a there is no bystander to access it, stay with the victim, call 911 and begin administering assistance.)
Open the airway. With the person lying on his or her back, tilt the head back slightly to lift the chin.
Check for breathing. Listen carefully, for no more than 10 seconds, for sounds of breathing. (Occasional gasping sounds do not equate to breathing.) If there is no breathing begin CPR.
Push hard, push fast. Place your hands, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.
Deliver rescue breaths. With the person's head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over the person's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the person's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions.
Note: If the chest does not rise with the initial rescue breath, re-tilt the head before delivering the second breath. If the chest doesn't rise with the second breath, the person may be choking. After each subsequent set of 30 chest compressions, and before attempting breaths, look for an object and, if seen, remove it.
Continue CPR steps. Keep performing cycles of chest compressions and breathing until the person exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, an AED becomes available, or EMS or a trained medical responder arrives on scene.
Note: End the cycles if the scene becomes unsafe or you cannot continue performing CPR due to exhaustion.
The past few days have been busy for your Gasport Firefighters! We have been happily lending a helping hand to our neighboring fire districts with multiple fire calls in the area. On Sunday (9/22/19) evening around 17:25 hours, we were dispatched mutual aid to Wrights Corners Fire Company ...
Today, along with Hartland Volunteer Fire Company, Barker Fire Department, and Middleport Fire Department, we were on standby for the Town of Hartland Independence Day Celebration! Some of our members crewed up to supply an Engine crew to assist with covering Hartland’s Fire District, as well ...
Tonight some of our firefighters crewed up with Middleport Fire Department for a Mutual Aid Drill. Together we worked on breaching through a confined space, victim search and rescue skills, as well as some downed firefighter (F.A.S.T) rescue scenarios. These firefighters skills were put to...
Our Department had a steady start to our morning/afternoon. This morning some of our Firefighters with Engine 6-E-2 along with Tri-Town Ambulance Unit 2 were on standby at the annual “Fly in Breakfast” at the Royalton Airport from 09:00-12:00. While getting ready to leave our standby we ...
Congratulations to Firefighter Matthew Roeseler for completing his Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations and Interior Firefighter Operations classes adding up to a whopping 128 total hours combined! Wow!! That’s a whole lot of time spent in the classroom and at the fire training tower. On top ...
Last night at 01:44 hrs, we were dispatched to a report of a residential house fire with smoke filling the house and flames visible under the porch. All occupants were evacuated and 1st Assistant Chief 6-M-7B arrived on scene reporting nothing showing on the exterior. Upon doing a 360 of the home, h...
At approximately 13:52 hrs G.F.D was alerted for the 1 vehicle rollover accident on Route 31 (Rochester Road) between Kayner Road and Orchard Place. Chief 6-M-7 arrived on scene to find one vehicle on the South side of the road on its roof with airbag deployment. Engine 6-E-2 and Tri-Town Ambul...
Early this morning, April 19th at 01:44 hours, Gasport Chemical Hose Company was dispatched to a reported house fire with flames showing through the roof. Chief 6M7 arrived on scene and declared a fully involved structure fire with one exposure starting to catch. Tri Town Ambulance was dispatched fo...
Late this morning at approximately 11:23 hours Gasport Fire Department and Tri-Town Ambulance were dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident (one vehicle struck a telephone pole head on) with injuries on Ridge Road near Hosmer Road. Upon arrival it was observed that one vehicle was off the roadway on t...
Late last night at approximately 23:55 hrs Barker Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire at the Village Hall/Library. Barker Assistant Fire Chief went on scene declaring a fully involved working structure fire. The automatic alarm was then dispatched with our Ladder Truck (6-A-...
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