Do you need smoke detectors in your home? You may qualify for free smoke detectors from the Sugar Creek Fire Department if you meet the following criteria:
- You live in the City of Sugar Creek
- You own and live in your home
- You are living on a low income, are a senior citizen or are disabled
Teachers, nurses and other staff can request visits to their school or classroom from a neighborhood fire station. Firefighters can come to the school, or students can visit the fire station and learn about the firefighter's job as community helper.
Our Fire Safety and Burn Prevention Program includes: stop-drop and roll, exit drills in the home (EDITH), fire station tours, apparatus demonstrations, friendly Firefighter, presentations on fall prevention for seniors, fire extinguisher use, proper placement and functioning of fire and smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide alarms.
Tours are available of your fire station upon request. Station tours last approximately 30 minutes and include viewing the fire engine and fire fighting equipment, as well as talking to fire fighters about their jobs.
- Fire Station tours may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Monday through Sunday.
- Minimum age for tour participants is 5 years
- Group size must be 25 or fewer total participants (including children and chaperones). There must be 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children.
- Fire stations remain "in-service" during tours. Firefighters may need to respond to emergencies at any time. If they do, it will be necessary for the tour to end and your group to exit the station. Please keep this in mind when visiting.
FIRE TRUCK SHOW & TELL
We will provide a fire truck to a school or special event to promote fire safety. Truck demonstrations offer the community an up-close look at the tools and equipment that is on a fire truck.
Learn about fire fighting and safety careers, and explore a modern fire truck.
RESIDENTIAL FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
Every year nearly 4,000 Americans die in home fires and more than 25,000 are injured. Children and the elderly are especially at risk in home fires because they are less able to escape when fire strikes. Many more people are injured in the home due to falls and other accidents.
Home fire and safety inspections are provided free to the residents of Sugar Creek upon request. To schedule an inspection, contact the Fire Department at 521-7922 ext. 3. Once your appointment has been set, every effort will be made on our part to keep it, however, emergency situations may prevent us from keeping the appointment. If this should occur, we will contact you to reschedule after we return to the station.
The Fire Safety Inspection will take approximately 30 minutes and you will receive a completed inspection form itemizing any fire or safety hazards found. The inspector will explain each hazard and possible ways to correct them.
COMMERCIAL FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
The purpose of the City's commercial fire safety inspection program is to eliminate or minimize hazards, which contribute to the risk of fire or injury in the businesses of Sugar Creek. Each year the Sugar Creek Fire Department inspects all commercial businesses and multi-family residences (apartments, etc.) within the City of Sugar Creek.
Goals of the annual Fire Safety Inspection Program are:
- To reduce the likelihood of fire emergencies.
- To reduce the likelihood of personal injury or loss of property.
- Contribute to the safety of citizens.
- Control the cost of fire suppression and other emergency responses.
- Readily visible addresses.
- Properly installed and currently serviced fire extinguishers.
- Exits that are clear, visible and correctly marked.
- Electrical hazards, i.e., open junction boxes, unapproved extension cords and multi-plug adapters.
- Sprinkler, standpipe and special extinguishing systems properly serviced and tested.
- Fire alarm systems properly serviced and tested.
- Other potential hazards such as proper storage of flammable materials.
- Possession of a business license and health permit, if applicable.
KEY HOLDING SERVICE
The Fire Department offers a service known as "Key Holding". With this service, the Fire Department will hold a key or garage code to the residence for emergency use only.
When a key is available for immediate use in an emergency situation, for example when a resident is unable to come to the door due to a medical emergency, valuable time can be saved.
For a business, valuable time can be saved when the Fire Department can enter a building immediately upon arrival, rather than to wait on the owner to arrive. For example, to investigate a fire alarm with no sign of smoke or fire showing from outside the building. Keys would be held in a Knox Box, a box that allows access to the Fire Department only. If you would like to participate in this program, please contact the Department for details.