Sunday, November 17, 2013
Keeping chimneys clean is the other key step in
fires. If you don't use your
fireplace very often, or you just moved,
you might not know whether your chimney is clean or not.
The following signs indicate a chimney in need of a cleaning:
Thursday, November 14, 2013
On 11/14/13 Hammondsport Volunteers were alerted for mutual aid to assist bath with a structure fire. 2101 and Rescue 7 responded with 7 volunteers. Upon arrival members were put to work with overhaul due to the fire being mostly out. The members of the bath fire department made a good attack on the fire and were able to knock down the majority of it within a few minutes of arrival. Units were on scene a little over an hour assisting with overhaul and removal of debris so the fire investigators could find a cause for the fire.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This week is fire prevention week. Here are some tips to help you make your family safe and help out in case of a fire emergency. Step 1. Prepare and Plan AheadMake home fire safety the whole family’s responsibility. Work together, from the oldest to the youngest, to come up with an emergency escape plan in case of a fire or other emergency.Try to include at least two ways to escape from each room in your home (this is not always feasible, depending on your home). Map out your fire plan on paper and be sure it includes emergency phone numbers. Post a copy in each bedroom. Try to review the plan with the whole family once a month.Retractable ladders are a necessity for bedrooms on the second floor or higher. Everyone in your family needs to know how to climb out a window and down a ladder in case of an emergency. Be sure to show everyone how to crawl under smoke to escape during a fire and how to cover their mouths and noses with shirts or towels to keep from breathing in smoke. Designate one family member to assist younger children, elderly relatives or pets during an emergency.Decide on a meeting spot that is outside and away from the house. All family members living in your home should know the fire plan, including where to gather once they have evacuated the house.Be sure all children know what smoke and fire alarms sound like so they can recognize them during a fire. Teach your children the "Stop, Drop and Roll" technique for putting out a fire on their clothes or in their hair.Keep fire extinguishers in the kitchen, garage and basement and go over how to use them with your family. To operate a fire extinguisher, just remember P.A.S.S.: Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle, Squeeze the handle and Sweep from side-to-side as it sprays to extinguish the flames. Recharge all extinguishers after any test.Step 2. Install Smoke/Carbon Monoxide DetectorsInstall working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home. This is probably the most important part of any home fire safety plan, as these devices are your first defense against a fire. Once they’re installed, remember to check the batteries twice a year and replace them as needed.Helpful Tips:
Monday, August 26, 2013
Hey Everyone! The results are now posted! Check under the download tab for the Official Results from this years competition! Another successful year in the books. We would like to throw a big Thank You out to all of our sponsors and to all of the competitors! Also to all who attended, Thanks for coming!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
August 24th from Noon til 8pm at the Hammondsport Fire Department Carnival Grounds; The 2013 Smoke on the Water Barbeque competition will be in full swing! Four categories of delicious BBQ with tastings from 1-4 pm available to the public! Cash prizes to competitors in each category, and overall will be presented! This year we decided to eliminate the sauce category though. We will, however, be paying out for second place overall! We will be having live music sponsored by Maloney's Pub! 3 of a Kind 1-3pmJohn Bolger Band 5-8 pm There will be food vendors, adult beverages, a custom motorcycle show, beer and wine tastings, mini golf, a dunking booth, 50/50 raffle, bucket raffles, and more! Lots of fun for the whole family! Thanks to our sponsors The Steuben County Veterans Memorial, LaMarche Funeral Home, Veley Enterprises, Mercury, Heron Hill Winery, The Lakeside Restaurant, and BBQ Bandits! Here is a list of teams so far! Waneta Wine and SwineTeam Avoca SmokaSmoking Valley BBQTriple J BBQSmoke and Fire BBQChasin' HogsNomad BBQRub It Good BBQBack Alley BBQDa Mama's BBQCreekside BBQFinger Lakin' BBQBikini BBQ2 Guys Tryin'Belmont Fire DepartmentIf you are interested in competing we are looking to fill a field of 20 teams total, so at this point there are still open spots!! $75.00 per team and lots of fun! All competition meat is provided! Registration, and rules are available for download under the downloads tab to the left! Notice To Competitors!! There will be a competitors meeting August 6th at 7 pm at the Hammondsport Fire Station! Just to go over the rules, any changes to this year's competition and to answer any questions you may have. By the way we are still looking to fill some more spots, so if you know anyone who would like to compete, please let them know!!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
On Wednesday July 24th Hammondsport Firefighters were alerted for a injured teenager in the Glen just off Pulteney Street. On arrival of 2nd Asst Chief McConnell it was found that the patient had a deep laceration to her upper leg and was going to have to be removed via stokes basket. Her location which was up on top of the 1st set of waterfalls was going to require some rope work. Firefighters rigged some safety lines and secured the Stokes basket with rope and a pulley. McConnell stayed with the victim helping to stabilize her. Hammondsport Ambulance members arrived and took over treating the patient. After packaging the patient in a stokes basket we started the process of bringing her down the waterfall and then the 1/4 mile trek down the glen to the waiting ambulance. She was then taken behind the Fire Station to Guthrie Air Helicopter where she was loaded and taken to Robert Packer Hospital. It took responders an hour to complete the rescue.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Hammondsport volunteers were alerted to the structure fire at Approximately 4pm on 5/25/13 at the Hammondsport laundry mat. Car 21 was first on scene with smoke showing from the 30 by 50 foot wood frame structure Engine 24 was on scene soon after with a crew of six and quickly went to work. Two members forced the door to the utility room to secure the gas and electric while two more members pulled the 2" attack line. The fire was quickly knocked down using the "can" (water extinguisher). The fire was contained mostly to a dryer with some fire that spread to the ceiling tiles. Members did overhaul to make sure everything was out. Hammondsport was back in service within about an hour.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hey everybody! Just wanted to give you an update on Smoke on the Water 2013! So far planning for the event is on track. We currently have 3 teams confirmed for the competition!Waneta Wine and SwineTeam Avoca SmokaSmokin Valley BBQKeep em coming, lets fill all 20 spots this year!! Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted with more updates, and as always if you have any questions feel free to contact us! All of the contact info is on the previous post!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Hammondsport Fire Department took delivery of a 2013 Chevy Suburban. This vehicle will be used for support operations at various incidents and to tow the dive team trailer and boat if needed.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Alright here we go again! Looks like we have set a date for Smoke on the Water 2013!! Its going to be August 24th! We are also going to be accepting entry forms starting April 1st! Last year we had 19 teams! Pretty respectable yes, but lets fill all 20 this year! The entry fee will still be $75.00 per team, also all of the paperwork is available under the downloads tab. Stay tuned to the site for future updates and news. Once again feel free to contact us with any questions!Nate Buckley firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve Dresser email@example.comBBQ Committee email firstname.lastname@example.org
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