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Volunteer Fire Department

Report any unattended fires to
City of Fairview Fire Department 
 
580-227-4444

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Fire Chief Greg Harmon

Greg Harmon has served on the City of Fairview's fire department for over 10 years.  He is dedicated and diligent in his efforts towards the safety of the Fairview Citizen's. 

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Fairview is protected by a Fire Department of twenty volunteers. The State of Oklahoma directs that a Volunteer Fire Department may have no more than 20 members. The volunteer-ism attitude and environment in Fairview is perfectly demonstrated by there always being a waiting list of men and women wanting to be Firefighters. These firefighters provide protection to all areas of the city and a large rural countryside territory, as well. Major County assists our Fire Department by providing equipment and financial support for activities conducted in the county areas.

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 I.S.O. Rating of 5.

The Citizens of Fairview in 1994 overwhelmingly (85%) voted to extend a 1 cent sales tax to construct a new city hall/fire station  and purchase a new pumper fire truck.

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SMOKE DETECTORS

Firefighters will give and install a smoke detector to any home in Fairview.
Residents only need to visit or call the Police/Fire dispatcher or City Clerk to get their smoke detector.

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER RE-FILL

Bring your re-fillable fire extinguisher to the City Clerk's Office and the Fire Department will have it re-filled and re-charged for you at "cost."

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C.P.R.

The Fire Department has state certified trainers in the topics of First Aid and C.P.R. These trainers are available for groups from businesses, civic clubs or individuals to provide these life saving programs. The only cost is for the materials needed to have every student become certified in these important skills.

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week. The Firefighters of Fairview give special programs and classes to school students and teach the children to perform a fire hazard inspection in their homes.

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Fairview Fire Department News

It's that time of year again, brush piles are big, pastures need to be burned off, and things need cleaned up.
 
Here are a few tips to help those who choose to clean up with fire. (Check with NCRS office for additional information on prescribed pasture burns.)
 1.Notify your local fire department(s) and give exact locations and times that you plan on burning.
2.Check weather conditions (air temperature 60 - 80 degrees, humidity 30% - 50% and winds 5 - 10 MPH.)
3.Notify neighbor's 12 hours prior to burning.
4.Keep brush piles away from prior to burning tall weeds and grasses around them.
5.Take note of water resources for emergency use (rural water hydrants, ponds-lakes, stock tanks, etc.)
6.Take all precautions to keep the fire on your property. Fire guards should be at a minimum of 20 feet in width.
      7.Check weather conditions again for safety.
      8.Take added precautions and water high-risk areas.
      9.Light fire with safety in mind.
    10.Stay at fire site until fire is completely out.

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Did you know…

 

  • In only 3 /12 minutes, the heat from a house fire can reach over 1100°F. People die when the temperature is over 212°F.

  • Notify neighbor's 12 hours prior to burning.

  • The heat from a fire can spread to every room in a home. In a matter of minutes, the temperature can go over 300° in rooms that are not even on fire. This is hot enough to melt plastic and kill the people in those rooms.

  • Even with all the lights on in your home, the smoke from a house fire can be so thick that your home may be completely dark in less than 4 minutes.

  • Fire produces fumes and gases. These fumes and gases can make you sleepy, confused and weak. You can't smell these fumes. So if you're asleep, the smell won't wake you, but a smoke alarm will.

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Plan Ahead

Make and practice an escape plan with your family.

Everyone should know two ways out of every room.

If your home has two stories, find a safe way to climb out the window and get to the ground.

Decide on a meeting place outside your home where everyone can gather.

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Know what to do in case of a fire
 

  • If in a house fire, crawl of stay low as you find a safe way out. The air closet to the floor will be less filled with smoke and fumes. This makes breathing and seeing easier.
  • Use the back of your hand to test if a closed door is hot. If it is hot, do not open it. Use the other way out.
  • Get out and stay out of the home.
  • If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are. Don't run. Quickly drop to the ground. Roll over and over. This will put out the flames.
  • Call 911 or the local fire department from a neighbor's house.

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Where to put your smoke alarm 
 

  • Place the alarm just outside the sleeping areas, such as the hallway outside the bedrooms.The best place is on the ceiling, at least 6 inches from the wall and at least 2 feet from any corner.

  • Your alarm can also be placed on the wall about 6 inches from the ceiling and at least 2 feet away from any corner.

  • If you live in a mobile home, place the alarm on an inside wall about 6 inches from the ceiling and at least 2 feet away from any corner.

  • Avoid placing your alarm near air vents, doorways, bathrooms, and windows, cooking stoves, garages or any other drafty or moist place.

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