The Millsap Fire Department has some exciting news that will greatly help our daytime coverage. Parker County ESD 7, our funding source has created a new program to help improve day time coverage. The ESD has paid two firefighters to be on Duty at the Greenwood Fire Station for several years. They will now provide both our department and the Cool-Garner VFD with Paid on Call firefighters weekdays. Members of our department that are both certified firefighters and EMS certified will be eligible to fill these positions. They will be paid by the ESD to be available in District from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. They will have responsibilites at the station each day, helping to keep our equipment in the best operating conditions, when not at the station they will be in one of our fire apparatus so that they can respond directly on calls. We feel that this program will help our response times during the day and most importantly assure our residents that someone is their to help you if needed. Thanks to our ESD for providing our residents this improved level of service.
ESD 7 Improves Daytime Coverage.
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The Millsap Fire Department would like to thank the Board of Parker County ESD 7 for the purchase of new SCBA's (self contained breathing apparatus) for the district, after research and bids form several manufacturers. The board is purchasing 34 of the new G1 MSA SCBAs with the 4500 lb 45 minute bottles, the air tanks are lighter and provide a longer use time. The new air packs will be distributed among Millsap, Cool-Garner, and Greenwood Fire Departments. We feel that this was the best options for both the firefigthers and tax payers of our ESD.
ESD 7 Improving firefighter safety
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.
Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.
To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
- Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle
pointing away from you, and release the locking
- Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
- Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle.
Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.
Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.
An Once Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure.