ISO Rating Inside City Limits---3 ISO Rating Outside City Limits--9
WATCH FOR'TAKE A MINUTE'SAFETY TIPS
Introducing your firefighters and giving you valuable safety tips
Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether youre awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
If you are a homeowner and live within the city limits, the Shawnee Fire Department will install a new smoke alarm at no charge?
Call273-4282to schedule an appointment.
If you rent, your landlord is responsible to provide a working smoke alarm on every floor. If you need a 9 volt battery replaced in an existing smoke alarm, this service is provided free of charge to home owners by calling 273-4282.
Exposing an Invisible Killer: The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Position: Probationary Firefighter
Pay: Starting at $11.86/hr
This probationary position includes training for, and participating in, firefighting and rescue activities involving the protection of life and property.
Summary of Essential Duties:
• Works 24-hour shifts responding to emergency scenes as directed
• Performs firefighting and rescue operations as directed by the Chain of Command
• Observes and enforces departmental safety regulations
• Attends training courses as needed and/or required
• Participates in station and equipment cleaning and maintenance
• Participates in fire related public education activities
• Maintains a personal physical fitness level that allows for effective job performance
• Reports to Captain and performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements for Hiring:
• Must be between 18 and 45 years of age
• Must possess High school education or equivalent
• Must posses a valid Oklahoma drivers license and maintain a status of insurability with the City’s insurance carrier
• Must possess current Candidate Physical Agility Test Certification (passing both the written and physical portions of the test)
• Must pass physical examination as required by Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension System
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Essential functions are performed in and affected by the following environmental factors:
• Operates both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration
• Spends extensive time outside exposed to the elements
• Performs physically demanding work in hot (up to 400 degrees F), humid (up to 100%) atmospheres while wearing equipment that impairs body cooling mechanisms
• Performs varying tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on rooftops or ladders
• Works in wet, icy, or muddy areas and other areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries are possible
• Makes rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods
• Faces exposure through inhalation or skin contact to carcinogenic dusts (such as asbestos) and toxic substances (such as hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents)
• Faces exposure to infectious agents such as Hepatitis B or HIV
• Wears personal protective equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
• Performs physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment with 1.5 inches of water column resistance to exhalation at a flow of 40 liters per minute
• Performs complex tasks and faces life or death decisions during life-threatening emergencies Relies on speech, as well as senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency. Maintains personal safety, and makes critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life threatening environment
• Works for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration
• Lifts and carries varying weights for varying distances without stopping
• Operates in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces
• Uses manual and power tools in the performance of duties
Use the Online Fire Hydrant lookup site to check for local hydrants. You can enter the address of your home or business in the Shawnee city limits and see any hydrants within 1000 feet of the pinned address.
The mission of the shawnee fire department is to provide quality protection of life, property, and the environment to our community, through effective response, prevention, building and preparedness programs and customer service, while maintaining a high level of employee safety and professionalism.
3/24/2015 Everyone ready for the “Season”? No? Well we, being the City and the Emergency Management group, aren’t enthused about it but we ARE ready for it. Of course we are talking about “Tornado Season”, that wonder time… err, TIMES of the year when Oklahoma weather can be a little over bearing. With some bad weather possible soon you should review your “Oklahoma Weather Kit” and get ready for the Spring time.
So first up let’s talk about that kit, your “Family Disaster Supply Kit” is the official name.
After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it may take days. Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it happens. One thing to do in preparedness is assemble a 72-hour disaster supplies kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.
There are six basics you should stock in your home: water (one gallon per person per day) , food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special items.
Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy to carry container such as a large covered trash container, a camping backpack, or a duffle bag.
Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the disaster supplies kit in your car.
Changed your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh.
Rotate your stored food every six months.
Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update your clothes, etc.
Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medicines.
Next time we’ll talk about taking shelter, but until then, be safe and be aware!