Waubeka Fire Department

Department News

From The Desk of Chief Caswell:

 

Hard to believe that summer is coming to a close.  School will be back in session soon which means buses will be back on the roads in full force.  Please pay extra attention while operating your vehicles around these buses.  Give them extra room when they are picking up and dropping off the children.

As autumn approaches and we begin to dry out, take extra care when burning.  Dry grassland, leaves and brush piles are all items that when burning can start out controlled, but can quickly and easily get out of hand if not tended to or if environmental (wind) conditions change.  Please use good judgement when doing such burning.  Prior to any burning, please contact the Waubeka Fire Department (262)692-2656 and the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (262)284-7172.

Halloween is also around the corner.  Just a few Halloween safety tips to help keep your kids safe while Trick-or-Treating:  look for costumes and wigs that are flame resistant. If using candles in your jack-o-lanterns, votive candles are recommended as being the safest, but as with any fire, do not leave them unattended or left near or in the pathway of trick-or-treaters as they approach your homes.  Using glow-sticks is much safer.  Only approach well-lit homes and watch closely for any moving vehicles and traffic.  It is also recommended that the candy your child gets be inspected for any tampering prior to eating it.  Look up Halloween Safety Tips for more Halloween safety information.

Now is also a good time to have your furnace inspected for the upcoming heating season.  A faulty or improperly working furnace can create carbon monoxide (CO) which if gone undetected, can be fatal.  Signs and symptoms of CO poisoning are described as being “flu-like” and may include: dizziness, headaches, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, confusion, loss of consciousness or death.  Make sure your CO detectors are in good working order.

Upcoming dates to remember:

September 5, 2017     The First Day of school

October 8, 2017          Waubeka Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House 11 – 2

October 10, 2017        Raffle Drawing for 55” 4K Ultra HD TV – Buy your tickets from any Waubeka Fire Department member.

November 5, 2017      Daylight Savings Time Ends – Change the batteries in your CO/ Smoke Detectors

November 12, 2017    “Italian Night” fundraiser dinner at the Islands at Waubeka Fire Hall

November 23, 2017    Thanksgiving Day – Practice safe cooking habits

Interested in serving our community? Contact us at 262-692-2656 or email at  chief@waubekafiredept.com

Jason D. Caswell

Fire Chief

 


 

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