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A Safety Reminder from

Wicomico County Fire Chiefs Association

MOVE OVER when you see stopped Emergency Vehicles.

Let emergency responders do their job safely along the roadways. State law requires motorists to change lanes away from an emergency vehicle if approaching It from the rear if the lane change is not possible, please reduce speed to ensure the safety of the emergency services personnel working close to traffic. Protect those who protect you. For further details of the law, contact your local police agency or go to www.moveoveramerica.com

 

MOVE OVER !!!

CHANGE LANES WHEN APPROACHING STOPPED EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

 

Slow Down During Inclement Weather!!!

We are now in the winter season and drivers must prepare to drive in various types of weather related mixtures. A driver can’t expect to drive the same way during snow, ice or fog as if driving on a sunny 85 degree day. Drivers must make the necessary adjustments to safe guard themselves and others during the winter time.

Hand in hand with winter comes heavy rain, fog, ice and snow. Bad weather affects visibility and stopping distances. Drive safely.

When it first rains, this is when it is at its slickest since oil on the road rises to the surface. Also, keep in mind that during snow try traveling the main roads which get cleared first and most.

Remember the obvious -You can see snow, but you can't always see ice.

State Law: Use of headlights or fog lights is mandatory when windshield wipers are operated.

State Law: MOVE OVER when you see stopped emergency vehicles.

Let emergency responders do their job safely along the roadways. Maryland State law requires motorists to change lanes away from an emergency vehicle if approaching it from the rear. If the lane change is not possible, please reduce speed to ensure the safety of the emergency services personnel working close to traffic. Protect those who protect you….especially along slippery roadways.

 

THESE SAFETY TIPS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE WICOMICO COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION

 

 

PITTSVILLE VOL. FIRE DEPT.

PRESENTS

BEFORE THE FIRE PROGRAM

The Members and Officers of the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Dept. have acknowledged and recognized that Fire Prevention shouldn't just be recognized one week out of the year, in fact it needs to be recognized every day throughout the year. We would like to offer our services to you by conducting a check of your smoke alarms which will include checking the following...

  • BATTERY

  • LOCATION

  • CONDITION

WE WILL ALSO REPLACE AND OR INSTALL NEW SMOKE DETECTORS AND OR BATTERY'S IF NEEDED FOR FREE. THIS SERVICE IS FREE TO OUR COMMUNITY. HOWEVER DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

ONCE A MONTH THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRE DEPT WILL BE GOING AROUND DIFFERENT AREAS OF OUR COMMUNITY, (DOOR TO DOOR) AND FIRE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE. HOWEVER IF YOU  KNOW OR THINK THAT YOU ARE IN NEED OF A SMOKE DETECTOR PLEASE CALL THE FIRE DEPT. AT, (410) 835-2323 OR SEND AN E-MAIL AT SMOKEALARM@PITTSVILLEFIRE.COM

 

 HELP FULL TIPS

  • SMOKE ALARMS SHOULD BE REPLACED EVERY 10 YEARS

  • BATTERIES REPLACED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR

  • TESTED A MINIMUM OF ONCE A MONTH

The Men and Women of the department look forward to assisting you and hope that you will welcome this program and the department into your home, to help fight against the possibility of preventable tragedy by not having a working smoke detector . Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 

 

 



News Headlines
Tue. Feb 17th 2015
More than 2,500 fire deaths occur throughout the U.S. each year. Eight out of ten of those fire deaths resulted from home fires. In Maryland, during 2014, 49 fire deaths occurred in one and two family homes out of the reported 63 total fire deaths recorded in the state. “Most home fire deaths ...
Tue. Jan 20th 2009
 WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT STATEMENT.  USING KEROSENE OR ELECTRIC HEATERS CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU MUST USE CAUTION WHEN USING THEM. IF YOU FIND THAT YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO USE THESE METHODS OF HEAT WE URGE YOU TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES BY USING SMOKE AND CARBON MONO...
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