Well folk’s Summer is coming to an end and yes school will be starting soon….
Now that Summer is almost over the school buses will start coming out running and learning their routs, there will be new bus drivers out there figuring how to handle those long yellow things. So give them some room and watch for them coming around the corner. Don’t forget they stop at all rail roads crossings. Also still keep you eyes open for folks jogging, riding bikes, kids in the streets and MOTORCYCLES. People will be doing strange things out there. If you are a walker or jogger please do not walk/jog side by side, it puts you at risk, an easy target to get hit by a car, trucks or buses. Especially if two cars are coming in opposite directions and you are where the two shall meet. Please think safety.
Well folks it is over with a great turnout. See below note from Chief Galliford.
“Big thanks to Lt Magyar, Chris Strolin, and AJ as well as our WCHN Paramedics for organizing and running Saturdays Hands only CPR class.
We had close to 50 people!, from young kids to older adults come and learn some quick, simple CPR that may help save a life! It was a great community pub Ed and public relations event.
Thank you to them for an awesome event!
Great job Guys!”
We lost a great Chief and Friend Emile Racenet
Emile joined Stony Hill FD in 1963 and served as Chief from 1983-1985. He served close to 40 years with our Company. He helped bring the department into the modern era through many projects and safety upgrades, sitting on the committee to purchase Engine 1 (now Engine 11), a 1983 Pierce Pumper that now serves the entire Town of Bethel as a reserve apparatus. He was the epitome of a no nonsense, hard working firefighter and Boss. He touched the lives of many both thru the FD and in his personal life and will be missed. Rest In Peace Chief, we got it from here. For more info on this great man click here. Also click on our Facebook page.
Services was held at SHFD on Sunday on May 22 at 11AM. Thank you for you support.
Watch this video on what to do in the event you have a grease fire. Never panic, stay calm, think and you can save a life and your home. If you feel you can not do this then get everyone out and call 911, we will do the rest.
Here are two very important electrical safety tips.
One, you should test your GFI outlets every month or so, to test all you have to do is press the “TEST” Button and it should click off and anything on that circuit will shut off. to reset it just hit the “RESET” button. that’s it. If it will not shut off or reset then the GFI needs to be replaced. remember the purpose of the GFI is to protect you or you love ones from getting an electrical shock which can lead to death.
The second safety tip is, test your breakers in your electrical panel. this needs to be done yearly. All you have to do is flip it off and then back on. Why you ask???? Breakers cycle all the time, they heat up then cool down. This thermal ratcheting can cause the breaker to freeze in the on position and when it is needed it will not trip causing a house fire. So if you shut off the breaker by hand and it will not go back on replace it. You just saved your family and home from a terrible event.
These two tips are too simple to ignore, if you care take the time.
for more tips hit the “HOME” button and sub-menu “TIPS”
STAY SAFE AND LOVE LIFE.
IF YOU NEED HELP CALL 911.
A Strike Team also called a Task force is a group of different type of apparatus for a specific purpose, such as a structure Fire task Force would be 2 ladders, 3 engines…there are some for brush fires and water rescue, atv’s, boats, etc.
SHFD is part of the Statewide Fire Disaster Plan- each County has a Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator- Dave Evanuska is our Deputy Coordinator. Our ‘area” of Ffld County is designated “751”. Each team has specific # so the Tanker Strike Team, that we are a part of in our area is designated “7514”. Our Tanker Strike Team is comprised of SHFD, Mill Plain, Redding, Sandy Hook and New Fairfield. A strike team is 5 of same resources- so 5 tankers or 5 engines or 5 rescues vehicles.
SHFD’s Engine 1 is a Tanker pumper that is prime to be a member of this task team and we are honored thanks to David Evanuska’s efforts.
Why have “Strike Teams” In the event of a large structure fire, Mass casualty, natural disaster or anything that demands additional help the Strike Team is alerted state wide and resources poor in to help out. Love life, Stay safe.
TO ALL OF OUR BETHELITES
Please read this link about Bethel Fire donation scam that is going on. LINK
“Bethel Fire department officials are warning residents about an unauthorized solicitation for donations . Lieutenant Brendan Patrick Ryan said several of their members have reported people posing as representatives of the fire department asking for contributions and getting credit card information.” SEE LINK ABOVE FOR MORE.
THIS ALSO HOLDS TRUE FOR STONY HILL FIRE AND RESCUE.
The Stony Hill team looks forward to serving and protecting the Bethel community to the best of their ability. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Stony Hill Vol. Fire Department at 59 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel, Conn.
Friends, it takes a special person to volunteer their personal time to serve and protect so that we can stay safe in Stony Hill. Please take a moment and let them know you are thankful. Just drop us a quick email.
Please keep all Fire/EMS and the people in our care in your prayers when you hear the siren or see a blue light pass by. If you see us coming please pull to the right and let us by, It could mean life or death. Thank you.
Hey, click on the “Home” tab and check out the “Safety Tip” page, be safe.
The Stony Hill Volunteers would like to ask you, our friends, families and neighbors to take extra time this up coming summer.
Please do not text while driving.
Remember to have a designated driver if you are drinking.
Have a safe summer, your family depends on your choices.
From all of us. Love life, be safe.
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