From the Chief’s Desk
It is hard to believe that school will be starting soon. Where did the summer go? As kids start making their way back, please drive with caution and watch out as they cross busy streets heading to and from school. Also pay close attention to buses as they make their frequent stops picking up and dropping off children.
A good reminder for any time of year, please keep your fire number sign unobstructed and in good view from the roadway. This helps responders find your residence/home when time is of the essence. Overgrown shrubbery, brush and trees (and snow piles in winter) around your sign can create a barrier to getting help to you in a timely manner, if the sign is not easily visible.
With near-drought conditions prevalent in our area, please use extreme caution if burning outside. Although we have had some rain, in most areas it has not been enough to green up vegetation to the point of being safe. As always, call the Waubeka Fire Department (262-692-2656) and Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office (262-284-7172) prior to burning. And always have someone watching/monitoring the area being burned until it is completely out.
Now is 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:
October 11, 2023 Waubeka Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House. Please join us for fire and safety demos – refreshments will be provided.
November 5, 2023 Daylight Savings Time ends. This is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and CO detectors. This is also a good time to replace any detector that has been in use for 10 or more years.
November 12, 2023 Waubeka Fire Department Annual Fundraiser Dinner
November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day – Please be fire safe in the kitchen.
Interested in being part of a community organization? Do you like to help people? We are the place for you! Join the Waubeka Fire Department today. Visit our website at waubekafiredept.com , or call 262- 692-2656 or email to email@example.com for more information.