Sherrill-Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department

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

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Meet the Department

Professionals in service. Volunteers by choice.

The department is always looking for new members, especially junior members! If you’re interested in firefighting, EMS, or scene support and are 18 years or older for adult membership, or 16 years for junior, visit the fire station during Wednesday night drill starting at 6:50pm each week.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives- Make sure all your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries are changed and change out detectors that are older that ten years old for new ones.  These detectors provide your first notification of a fire or unsafe carbon monoxide levels in your home. 

Safe Driving- Alcohol use impairs skills needed to drive a car safely. It slows reaction time and impairs judgment and coordination. Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 48 minutes. Don’t drink and drive, and don’t let others drink and drive.

Home Heating Safety- Make an “Adult Only Zone” and keep anything that may burn 3 or more feet away from heating elements like wood stoves, space heaters, furnaces, fireplaces etc.  Turn off space heaters when leaving a room. Make sure the exhaust pipe from the furnace is clear of snow.  Blocked pipes can lead to carbon monoxide buildup in the home.  Never use an oven to heat your home.

House Number Visibility– Make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street. Having your address visible will aid the fire department in finding your house quickly, every second counts!

Fireplace Safety- Fireplaces regularly build up creosote in their chimneys. They need to be cleaned out frequently and chimneys should be inspected for obstructions and cracks to prevent deadly chimney and roof fires. Make sure your chimney has been inspected and cleaned by a professional!  Never burn trash, paper or green wood in your fireplace. These materials cause heavy creosote buildup and are difficult to control.

Cold Weather- Exposure to cold can cause serious health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected. Know how to prevent problems and what to do if an emergency arises. Remember that using space heaters and fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Illness Prevention- The best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often. Stay home if you get sick.  Hand washing can help to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It’s best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use alcohol-based hand rubs.

Some will remember “The Storm of ‘94”– Remember to always dress for the weather and to always be prepared for a winter storm.  Never use a generator indoors.

 

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