Fire Department

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The Fairburn Fire Department is a fully functional career department.  It began operation April 1, 2006. The Fairburn Fire Department consists of an Administrative Division, a Fire Marshal’s Office, a Training Division, and an Operations Division.

The department is prepared to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to fire suppression, the department provides first responder emergency medical services, vehicle accident extrication and fire, and life safety inspections and education.

Mission Statement

 

Provide a first class level of service and protection, and instill a sense of well-being in the community through service, education, and outreach. 

Vision Statement

Fairburn Fire will cultivate a safer, healthier and active community through a partnership with citizens that are engaged, knowledgeable and prepared. 

Values

 
  • Accountability
  • Committment
  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

FIRE SAFETY AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

  1. Week 1
  2. Week 2
  3. Week 3
  4. Week 4

Week 1 - Outdoor Grilling Safety:

Every year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. In 2014 16,000 patients went to the emergency room because of injuries involving grills. Failure to clean the grill was the leading cause of grill fires. Periodically remove grease or fat build-up in the tray below the grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill. Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal counterparts. Grills should be well away from siding and decks and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Grills should not be stored or used on a deck, porch, or balcony. To prevent burns, you should use grilling tools that are long-handled, in order to protect the chef.

For charcoal grills, there are several proper ways in which to start the grill safely. If you use a charcoal chimney to start charcoal cooking, use a long match to avoid burning your fingers when lighting the paper. If you use a charcoal starter, be sure to use a grounded extension cord. If you use lighter fluid, you should specifically use lighter fluid made for charcoal. You should never use lighter fluid or coals on a fire that is already burning. Dispose of charcoals only after they are cool. Empty the coals into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid that is used only to collect coals. Place the container outside away from anything that can burn. Never empty coals directly into a trash can.

For propane grills, you should check the gas tank hose for the first time each year and after each time the gas tank is reconnected. A soap/water solution (1/3 liquid dish soap and 2/3 water) applied to the hose and connection will quickly reveal escaping propane by causing bubbles to form. If you determine by smell or by the soap bubble test that your gas tank hose and connection has a gas leak, do the following: 1) Turn off the gas tank and grill 2) If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again 3) If the leak does not stop call the fire department. Light propane grills with the cover open. If the flame on the grill goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 5 minutes before relighting. Propane tanks should be stored outside of buildings and garages because vapor leaked indoors can easily be ignited by pilot lights or electrical equipment causing an explosion.