May 2021 Fire Dept. Newsletter

With weather warming up, so have the number of calls for control (and not so controlled) burns, concerns of smoke in the area, as well as warming fires. Please be sure that if you are burning or know someone burning in the City Limits that they know about our burn permit program and know the rules of open burning. Burn permits are free and can be obtained online at https://www.tfid.org/734/Online-Burn-Permits by following the directions listed on the website. Make sure when burning yard waste or ditches to have a water source in case things get out of hand, and ensure that the weather will be stable when the burning occurs. The wind can make a small fire grow exponentially and lead to additional problems. 

National Telecommunication Week was in April, and the perfect time to say thank you to our dispatchers. They help ensure that we are able to get to the emergency quickly, and help us communicate throughout the incident. We couldn’t do the job without them! Thank you, dispatchers!

We also would like to take the time to thank our Administrative Assistant, Danielle Kolb-Slagel. Her workload is immense and she completes it without fail, going above and beyond the minimum expectation. She looks out for all of us to make sure we meet deadlines (including this newsletter!) and assures we are current with all that is required of us. In short, she does an amazing job! Thanks Danielle for all that you do! 

That’s all from the Fire Department, and until next month… Stay safe! 

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