Why we do what we do
In July 2020, Engine 5 was dispatched to a building fire. Four people, including a child, were inside the home at the time. According to one of the residents, smoke alarms initially alerted the adults to the fire. It was determined that Fire Department personnel installed those smoke alarms in December 2016. One month later, January 2017, this household also received a free fire extinguisher handed out by the department. This fire extinguisher was used over three years later by the resident to douse the flames prior to Engine 5 arriving on scene.