Sheridan Fire-Rescue issued their 2010 Annual Report for the Fire Prevention Division Tuesday. The report includes stats on building plan review; development review; school, day care, motel and miscellaneous inspections; car seat safety checks; smoke detectors; fire extinguisher training; CPR, First Aid and AED training; open houses and other events and programs.
Fire Marshal Brian Songer discusses the building inspections for the past year.
In commercial buildings, the fire department inspects automatic fire sprinkler systems, manual and automatic fire alarm systems and commercial cooking fire suppression systems. In schools, a total of 42 fire code deficiencies were discovered and all were corrected. They also assisted with monthly evacuations drills at all District 2 schools and did “Stop, Drop and Roll” presentations.
One of their biggest and busiest programs is their car seat safety check. Songer tells us.
We asked Fire Marshal Songer about carbon monoxide detectors, given the story we wrote on January 11th about Carbon Monoxide prevention.
The Fire Department does, however, have a free smoke detector give-away program' they are available at the Sheridan Fire Station for anyone who needs one. Songer says a smoke detector will increase a person's chances of surviving a fire by 50%.
The full annual Fire Prevention Division Report can be read by clicking the link below.