Water Supply Needs For Effective Fire Suppression

Anyone ever wonder how much water it takes to fight an average size house fire?  The technical answer is length x width divided by 3 x the number of stories (a house that is 30 x 50 and is 2 stories would require 1,000 gallons per minute).  Plattsburg Fire brings 3,000 gallons of water with Engine 33 (so about 3 minutes of firefighting) at that point we need to rely on the hydrants in town or water tankers from neighboring departments, which will take 10 to 15 minutes to arrive.  Most of the hydrants in Plattsburg can not provide 1,000 gpm and some can’t provide 500 gpm.  The City’s water lines are in need of updating to accommodate today’s water demands both from a fire protection stand point as well as providing adequate flow and pressure for the resident’s day-to-day activities.  Some of these lines were installed in the 1950’s.  The city’s elected officials and administration has come up with a plan that will provide that flow by upgrading and adding several water lines along with water tower upgrades.  They have had one informational meeting and will be having another on March 28th at 7pm.  If you would like to read more about this topic please go to BOND ISSUE.  Please Vote YES on April 3rd and help us help you!

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At normal travel speed by your house at night, can you easily and clearly see your address?
If the answer is NO, Then neither can those coming to help you when you dial 911
As part of their Fire Prevention and Public Education efforts, Plattsburg Fire Protection District is offering to help solve this community problem for 100 homes in the Plattsburg Fire District each year at everyone’s favorite price – FREE.
This is a joint effort with Plattsburg Pioneers 4-H
IF YOU LIVE IN THE PLATTSBURG FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ORDER YOUR SIGNS ON OUR WEB SITE.

 

Ladder Training

Just another day at Plattsburg Fire, where our staff train on the safe and effective operation of our equipment.  This video shows our staff practicing the ladder operation of our 102′ KME Ladder Platform.  If you have ever thought about becoming apart of the fire service we have several opportunities for our residents to be apart of our organization.  Please check them out here on our employment page.