Stillwater Fire District
|Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company|
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Stillwater Fire District/Arvin Hart Fire Company
Operational Policy Protocols
In Response to the:2020 Covid 19 State of Emergency
We are all aware that this newest challenge is of unprecedented nature! We are all grappling with uncertainty and what we can do to help and or prevent the spread of this virus to fellow volunteer firefighters or to those who summon us to help.
We all need to be calm, prudent, compassionate, and caring towards our members and public. One of the things we need to do is be vigilant and steady.
Out of an abundance of caution, all fire company training sessions, monthly meetings, officers’ meetings, committee meetings, Saturday breakfasts, and social activities are being cancelled by orders of the Chief until further notice.
We are requesting that the Chiefs have liberal purchasing capability to allow any unforeseen circumstances which may occur at this time of uncertainty. The company treasurer shall have the ability to pay all bills promptly without the normal approval at a company meeting, but all purchases related to this unusual response will be documented on a company warrant to be reviewed and discussed when a monthly meeting is safe to conduct.
Recommendations of the Arvin Hart Fire Company Chiefs:
If you are not feeling well stay home!
Return to firematic duties when you feel better.
If you normally respond to station 1, 2, or 4 – respond to incidents to those stations, but do not visit other stations.
When an incident is complete, the apparatus, equipment used, your PPE and the station will be disinfected if there is the possibility that we had contact with a person with the virus. Continue the suggested protocols from the CDC and wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Decon protocols will be available and posted in the fire stations.
After calls, immediately leave the station in preparation for the next incident and wash your hands.
If you or any member of your family become quarantined or test positive for the corona virus, notify a chief officer at your earliest possible convenience.
At an incident which requires minimal fire company response personnel (for example: Carbon Monoxide, propane leak, methane detector, EMS assist) limit exposure to others with as few staff as necessary:
If you believe you were exposed to Covid 19 while on a fireground, notify the incident commander immediately. A utility vehicle will be summoned for you for your transportation needs to limit exposure to other firefighters. Fill out the appropriate VFBL worker’s comp incident form for an exposure.If any firefighter has any questions, concerns, comments, input, or recommendations about our duties and responsibilities to provide fire protection to our residents during this difficult time. Contact any Chief or Officer of the Arvin Hart Fire Company.
Regularly Scheduled Events:
Training -- Wednesday Nights beginning at 6:30 P.M. and Saturdays beginning at 8:00 A.M. with breakfast beginning at 7:30AM
Company Meetings -- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
Board of Fire Commissioner's Meeting -- 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Firefighting isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do than what is shown here:
Download sign-up sheets and become a member! (Click both links below and fill out)
Attention District Residents: To make sure your county 911 information is correct, call Saratoga County Emergency Services at 884-4769 daily between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.
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Additional Training Resource Links:
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