Sherrill-Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department

373 Sherrill Road
Sherrill, NY 13461
Phone: (315) 363-0530
Fax: (315) 363-1540

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About the Department:

The Sherrill-Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department operates in a city-owned building and is furnished with city-owned equipment. The department also has a volunteer rescue service. The Sherrill-Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department, an ISO-rated 4 department, is the only all-volunteer department serving a city in New York State.

 

Fire Department News and Reminders

 

Fire Hydrants- Please keep the hydrants near your house clear of snow.  This could save firefighters precious minutes if a structure fire should occur.  Remember that the house you save could be your own. 

 

(From New York State Winter Preparedness guide)

Fire Safety- Wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and heaters can add a cozy glow, but make sure you are using them safely.

  1. Always keep a screen around an open flame.
  2. Never use gasoline to start your fireplace.
  3. Never burn charcoal indoors.
  4. Do not close the damper when ashes are hot.
  5. When using alternative heat sources such as a fireplace, woodstove, etc. always make sure you have proper ventilation.
  6. Keep curtains, towels and potholders away from hot surfaces.
  7. Have your chimney checked before the season for creosote buildup and then clean it.
  8. Do you have a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors? Make sure they work and establish a well-planned escape route with the entire family.

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning- Carbon monoxide is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States.  Automotive exhaust, home heating systems and obstructed chimneys can produce the colorless, odorless gas.  The gas can also be produced by poorly vented generators, kerosene heaters, gas grills and other items used for cooking and heating.

  1. NEVER run generators indoors. Open a window slightly when using a kerosene heater.
  2. NEVER use charcoal to cook indoors.
  3. NEVER use a gas oven to heat your home.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include sleepiness, headaches and dizziness.  If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, dial 911.

 

Pancake Breakfast

The Fire Department will hold an ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast at the station February 12, 7am-12pm. Join us and leave the cooking to us.

 

Membership

The Fire Department is always looking for new members.  If you’ve ever wondered how you could help your community, consider joining.  If you’re 18 years or older (male or female) please visit the fire station during our Wednesday Night Drill that starts at 6:50pm, EVERY WEDNESDAY, for more information.  We also have a junior firefighter program for young men and women who are 16 years or older.

 

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