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Jun 06

Welcome

Posted to  Chief's Letter by Dustin Hall

The City of Lebanon Fire Department has changed dramatically over the past decade. Our apparatus and equipment has been updated. Additional personnel are now working full and part time. Fire Station #2 on South Jefferson is staffed 24 hours a day. None of these changes would have been possible without the support of you, our citizens. I cannot say Thank You enough.  

We work every day to provide the best service possible to our citizens, visitors, and neighbors. The department manages a number of programs in service to our community. These services include:
  • Fire and life safety inspections
  • Child safety seat program
  • Smoke detector program
  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency medical services
  • Technical rescue
  • Hazardous material mitigation
Our dedicated staff is our most important asset. Without this group of people willing to serve the goals and achievements of the department could not be met. Our staff represents a variety of background, cultures, age, and educational levels.

I encourage you to visit one or both of our fire stations. Our personnel are here to assist in any way we can. As always I am delighted to answer any questions you may have about the City of Lebanon Fire Department.

Yours in Emergency Service,

Sam Schneider
Fire Chief
Dec 01

Safety Message for December 2015

Posted to  Fire Department Safety Message by Dustin Hall

STAY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
According to the NFPA, the fire service responds to over a 1000 structure fires each year due to holiday decorations. Over 200 of these fires start due to Christmas trees. The remaining balance is blamed on other decorations.  Here are some tips to help keep your holidays safe.
 
CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY
  • Pick a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
  • Cut 2” off the trunk before placing the tree in the stand.
  • Make sure the tree does not block any exit.
  • Keep the tree at least three feet from any heat source.
  • Add water to the tree stand daily.
  • Use only electric decorations for indoor use and have a independent laboratory label.
  • Replace any damaged decorations.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate a tree.
  • Turn off any decorations before going to bed.

DECORATION SAFETY
  • Outside decorations should be designed for outside use.  
  • Do not use decorations which are damaged or have worn electrical cords.
  • Unplug or turn off decorations before going to bed or leaving the home.
  • Keep decorations away from heat sources.
  • If you must use extension cords make sure they are designed for outside use, are laboratory tested, and are plugged into GFI outlets.
  • Be very careful with candles. Candles contribute to 38% of decoration fires each year.

For more helpful information visit www.nfpa.org
May 22

Memorial Day Weekend Area Events

Posted to Area Events and Happenings by Nicole McGinnis

It's a plane, no a wagon...wait it's Lt. Governor Mike Parsons!  Area events for the holiday weekend promise a variety of family fun mixed with great tradition.  

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