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FIRE SAFETY TIP

HIGHLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to spend my days and nights fighting fires; working to keep people safe. The way I look at it, I’m the luckiest guy in town because for the past two decades, I’ve gotten to do just that.

 

I love planning for any one of a legion of potential disaster scenarios as much as I like thinking on my feet – reacting to what can never be anticipated.

 

I work with a talented and dedicated crew of volunteers who are passionate about their mission to keep you safe. We spend our evenings and weekends training for the unexpected. In addition to fighting fires, we also train long and hard on rescue.

Protecting our citizens during weather emergencies has become a big part of our job. From microbursts, tornadoes and flooding in the summer to cold water rescues in the winter, we work hard to keep you safe.

 

During a single summer day, we responded to a gas main break at a construction site, freed a toddler who had gotten her head stuck between staircase spindles and then sat down with other department heads to plan for hazardous weather.

 

It’s how any day might go in town and I love every minute of it!

 

Bill Timmer

Highland Fire Chief

 

 

 

 

Now that spring has sprung, residents are making repairs around the home. Keeping a few safety tips in mind will make your experience more enjoyable.

 

• Check smoke detectors

• Check carbon monoxide detectors

• Check fire extinguishers

• Check for damaged extension cords

• Prepare for storm outages ensuring      

 flashlights and radios have batteries

• Practice exit drills with your family

• Properly store household chemicals

• Make sure your address numbers are

 up and visible from the street

• Maintain a clear 'fire zone' of 10 feet

 around structures.

• Check outdoor electrical outlets

• Check propane tanks/lines for leaks

From the desk of Bill Timmer!

CONTACT INFO

Highland Fire Department

Central Station

2901 Highway Ave.

Highland, IN 46322

 

Highland Fire Department

South Station

45th Street

Highland, IN 46322

 

Non-emergency telephone:

(219) 923-9876

 

Fax: (219) 972-5093

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