Fire Chief

A Message from Chief William Shaw

From the Chief

Can we find you?

Spring has finally sprung and we are starting to see what outdoor projects need attention. I know your to-do list is long, but I would like to add one more – and it may save the life of you or a family member.

As I drive around the Township, I see where winter was hard on some of the mailboxes and address markers. Now is a great time to refresh those important lifesaving tools. That’s right, your mailbox or address marker can be a lifesaver.

Imagine you suddenly feel tightness in your chest. You become short of breath and start to sweat. Better call 911! The dispatcher was great, but you’re still scared.

You hear the sirens and see the flashing lights outside. Help is here!

And the ambulance goes past your house.

Can we see your address day or night? If we can’t find you, we can’t help you. It is important to us that you have your address clearly marked on your mailbox or house, preferably with reflective letters no less than 3” tall on a contrasting background.

In any emergency, time is a major factor. The faster we can get to you, the better outcome your incident will have.  Take a few minutes NOW and check your address to make sure it is visible to emergency personnel.