The mission of the City of Eaton Fire & EMS Division is to provide prompt, efficient, skilled response to fire, rescue, and medical emergencies; provide fire prevention, public education, and safety services. Protecting the lives and property of our citizens with pride, professionalism and commitment.
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Welcome to the website of the City of Eaton Fire & EMS Division. This site was created to better serve the citizens of Eaton and to provide the community with important information from the fire and EMS division.
Fire Prevention Month - October 2014
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here's what you need to know!
Here's what you need to know!
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
New Rescue / Pumper
Eaton Fire and EMS Division recently took delivery of a new rescue pumper. The Rosenbauer/Spartan has a 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, pre-piped foam system, and storage for all necessary suppression and rescue equipment.
The Silent Killer
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The CDC reports that Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the United States. CO is an odorless, colorless gas that usually remains undetectable until exposure results in injury or death. CO poisoning is preventable; nonetheless, unintentional, non--fire-related CO poisoning is responsible for approximately 15,000 emergency department visits and nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. It is time to check your home heating appliances. Fuel fired devices can produce large amounts of carbon monoxide when not working properly. Have appliance checked for proper operation and install a carbon monoxide detector.
Check Your Smoke Detectors
As you prepare for spring and summer, it is time to change your clocks and it is a good time to check your smoke alarms and change their batteries. Also, review your escape plan with the family. Don't have a plan? Don't put it off, go to our prevention page for information on home fire escape planning.
More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. For more information, visit our fire prevention page.