December 2014 - Ebbetts Pass Fire District
A Message From Fire Chief Michael Johnson,
This is the time of year so many of us spend more time with family and friends either at our homes or traveling to theirs for celebrations during the holidays. With travel either to or from, it is very important to remind ourselves and of those visiting the importance of carrying chains for vehicles and have appropriate clothing for cold weather. In addition, some festive holiday food preparations may include deep frying turkeys this year, our advice is at a minimum to ensure the immediate area is free of combustibles and overhead of the fryer, not under low hanging tree branches or eaves in case any spillage of oil comes into contact with the burner. Please see our winter safety messages on this web page for additional tips for safety.
This year we have been fortunate to have the Arnold Angels display their Christmas tree at Fire Station 1. The Arnold Angels offered dedication ornaments for a small donation that recognized the passing of a family member or friend. The donations are being passed on to the local hospice group. Please swing by Station 1 to see our tree and holiday decorations through the holiday season.
We have been busy preparing for winter operations — installing our tire chains on vehicles, attaching snow plow to the utility pick-up, ensuring facilities are winterized, ensuring our response is optimum for winter’s weather challenges. Firefighters here will be working a 24 hour schedule like every other day answering emergency calls when dispatched during the holidays. Please know in a time of emergency the call will be answered. Ebbetts Pass Fire District wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season!
Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief