CPR and AED classes are available to the public and not-for-profit groups and organizations. Quick CPR and AED access is vital to surviving a sudden cardiac event, and we believe the more people that are able to provide CPR the safer our community is.
The American Heart Association has introduced ‘Hands-Only CPR’ for civilians to be able and comfortable to provide life saving help until professional responders can arrive. For more information about ‘Hands-Only CPR’, contact us or visit the American Heart Association website.
Full CPR certification course are provided based on demand and availability. In order to provide an American Heart CPR card and certification, these classes do have a small fee to cover the cost of the card.
For more information, contact us below or call 256-912-0537.
Portable fire extinguisher training is provided at no cost. The training must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire. But portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely and call 911.
NFPA recommends using a portable fire extinguisher when:
- The fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing;
- Everyone has exited the building;
- Fire department has been called or is being called;
- Room is not filled with smoke.
Select a multi-purpose (ABC) Dry Chemical extinguisher. This type of extinguisher can be used on all types of home fires. Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Install fire extinguishers close to an exit. Before an extinguisher is used, a clear exit should be identified for an easy escape if the fire can be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave the building immediately. Know when to go! Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is a safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan along with working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the acronym P.A.S.S.
- PULL the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism. This locking mechanism prevents accidental discharge.
- AIM the Extinguisher. Point or aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- SQUEEZE the Handle. Squeeze the handle to discharge the extinguisher.
- SWEEP from Side to Side. Keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side, pushing the fire away from you.
Our doors are always open to the community, so feel free to stop by for a visit. If you have a large group that would like to see the firehouse or be visited by firefighters, we ask that you schedule that in advance.
If you would like to schedule your group, contact Office Manager Brandy Fowler at 256-912-0537, or fill out a contact form below.
Each year since 2010, the community joins with the Scottsboro Fire Department and firefighters across the nation to raise awareness to Breast Cancer and funding for Breast Cancer Patients. Trading in their traditional blue uniform for PINK during the month of October ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women in the United States. Over 500,000 lives are claimed by breast cancer every year. Just as important, there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. Education and early detection are key to fighting this disease.
Our goal is for the citizens to join us in “going pink” during the month of October. We encourage businesses and organizations to purchase and allow their employees/members to wear these pink shirts throughout the month of October!
The t-shirts can be purchased at Fire Station One (Map to Location) during the month of September. To date with the strong support of the community, we have sold over 15,000 shirts; raising over $58,000! 100% of proceeds go to The Beauty and the Beast, a local non-profit organization to aid those living in Jackson County battling this disease.
If you would like information about the Beauty and the Beast Fund and how to apply, contact Brandy Fowler at 256-912-0537 or download the Beauty and the Beast Fund application here.