Cold Weather Next Few Days

Extreme Cold Safety Tips

General Information

  • Minimize travel.
  • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold.
  • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
  • Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts.
  • Check on the elderly.
  • Bring pets inside.

How Should I Dress?

  • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a hat.
  • Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
  • Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
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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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May Training

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Plattsburg Fire personnel training in vehicle extrication techniques in the unlikely event they would need to modify a vehicle in order to get a patient out.

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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.

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911 Address Signs

***FREE***FREE***FREE***

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, FILL OUT THE ORDER FORM BELOW:

Oder Here

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