“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.
SPRINGTIME FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Around The House/Garage
Store lawn and garden equipment fuel in approved containers.
Store pesticides, chemicals, in a safe place away from children.
Paints and other types of solvents should be stored in a cabinet made of metal.
Check all extension cords/wiring for damaged or frayed areas. Replace if necessary.
Inspect barbecue grills/propane and accessories before use.
Check rules/regulations in your area before burning yard debris.
Always keep at least a minimum of 100’ of garden hose connected with a nozzle
Do not stack debris on the side of your house. Keep a safe zone of at least 10’ cleared all the way around your house.
Check/replace smoke detector batteries twice a year.
Review and practice your Fire Escape Plan.
Check all fire extinguishers to ensure they are ready for use.
Check your carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if needed.
Dispose of oily, dirty, greasy rags. If you keep them, store in a metal container.
Keep your yard clean. Trim bushes, shrubs, etc. This removes fuel that can burn and gives your yard a nice appearance.
Remove stored newspapers, boxes, etc. This is fuel that will burn easily.
Keep areas clear of debris such as: hot water heaters, under stair cases, around doors and escape routes.
· 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.