“Excellence in the Face of Adversity”
Our mission at St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 2 is to preserve the quality of life of the people we serve and those people passing through the Fire District. We will respond safely and expeditiously with professionalism, skill, and compassion within the confines of the boundaries we serve and beyond if called upon. We will utilize the best training, equipment, and resources on hand to neutralize fire, rescue, and emergency situations. We have set in place ongoing aggressive planning and pre-response preparations. St. Tammany Parish Fire District No. 2 continues to reach for newer goals in fire education, community outreach programs, as well as community interaction in hopes of preventing the need for emergency services. Our promise is to deliver our services through dedication, passion, and a drive to exceed the needs and expectations of those we serve day or night, rain or shine. We strive to save lives and to protect property.
QUARTERLY NEWS LETTER
HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS
- Understand and learn the escape routes in your area.
- Insure that you know where the evacuation shelters are located.
- Keep a good supply of water, non-perishable foods.
- Make sure all loose items are picked up outside and around your property.
- Protect doors and windows.
- Never use candles. Use flashlights, spotlights, etc.
- Make sure all emergency equipment is in working order. Flashlights, generators, etc.
- Understand and know your communities plan for hurricanes.
- Have a First Aid Kit available.
- Make sure you have a good supply of all prescribed medicines on hand in case you cannot get your medicines refilled right away.
- Be observant of dangers outside the area. Downed power lines, dangerous objects, lying around and in the water, downed trees, etc.
- Do not try to drive through flood waters.
- Make sure you have extra cash on hand.
- Fuel all vehicles and motorized equipment. Have extra fuel available.
- Put valuables in a safe place. Photos, keepsakes, insurance documents, etc. (Preferably a strongbox)
- Monitor the hurricane for official forecasts.
- If you stay in your home, stay in a room where there are no windows or fewer windows.
- Cooperate with officials when instructions are relayed.
SUMMERTIME FIRE SAFETY TIPS
It’s that time of year again for summer fun. Vacations, camping, outdoor summer sports, boating, fishing, and the Fourth of July. Everyone enjoys the summer days but be cautious while enjoying some of the summer time events.
- Make sure you wear light clothes for the summer.
- Be cautious of your time in the direct sun.
- Take breaks, get out of the heat and cool off.
- Drink plenty of fluids. Keep hydrated.
- Wear sunscreen while in the direct sun.
- Make sure it is not a windy day when setting off fireworks.
- Make sure you don’t set off the fireworks in a dry wooded area.
- Open areas, non grassy and wooded are the best areas.
- Use the recommended tools to light the fireworks.
- Do not hold fireworks in your hands and light them.
- Have a water source available.
- If fireworks land in a grassy, wooded area or someplace that can start a fire, wet down with a water source.
- All grills should be used outdoors.
- Keep all pets and children away from the grill while in use.
- Always stay with the grill. Never leave the grill unattended.
- Make sure the grill is away from all structures, fences, decks, etc.
- Keep grease trays clean and do not let the grease build up.
- Always keep grill clean and serviced.
- Always shut off propane tank after use.
- Place all ashes in a metal container.
- Always use approved lighter fluid to start the coals.
- Once finished, place cover on the grill and close vents. Allow coals to burn out completely.
- When you build campfires, keep them small. Be cautious that you are not in a grassy area where it can spread.
- Keep water around and some tools such as a rake and shovel.
- Never leave the campfire unattended.
- Make sure you don’t have a tent or sleeping bag close to the campfire.
- Only burn natural products such as wood, straw, etc.
- When you are done, make sure campfire is completely extinguished, including hot coals.
Wear a life jacket.
Make sure your boat is in good order and you test your boat and equipment before entering the water.
Be cautious of other boaters.
Have a marine radio and/or a cell phone available.
Have a plan. Make sure someone knows your plan and where you will be in case of emergencies.
Obey all boating rules and regulations in the water where you are located.