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Interior fires create a tremendous amount of smoke and heat. Firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs to ventilate or remove these fire products to reduce the heat and improve visibility for firefighters attempting to rescue trapped victims and to facilitate extinguishing the fire.
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Call 911 and report what you know.
The rules for burning outside of city limits are:
Check the alarm's manufacture date. Smoke alarms are good for 10 years from the date of manufacture. If the alarm is nearing its replacement date, replace the alarm.
Replace the battery every 6 months.
Recreational burning, i.e., fires for pleasure, cooking, ceremonial or similar purposes, in or outside City limits, must comply with the following:
Remember to be respectful of your neighbors when you conduct any type of open burning. The City of St. Marys Fire Department is not responsible for regulating or controlling smoke issues. Our responsibility is to protect the public from hazardous fire conditions. For more information please view the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's website.
Call 911. If you have any symptoms or feel ill, exit the building and await the Fire Department's arrival.
The following materials can never be openly burned:
Consult the yellow pages under Fire Extinguishers and contact any listing.
Notify the Fire Department at 419-394-2361 and your alarm monitoring company. This should be done before you begin testing and also once you have completed testing and the system is back in service.
Call Auglaize County Emergency Management at 419-739-6727 or 419-733-3857.
Exit the building and call 911.
Seek shelter in the basement against a wall or in an interior bathroom or closet if there is no basement.
The Fire Department will transport primarily to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital; however, transport will be provided to any appropriate hospital in the area including St.Rita's Medical Center, Lima Memorial Hospital, and Coldwater Hospital.
Lights and siren are only used when responding to an emergency call or when transporting a critical patient to a hospital. Apparatus responding to calls are often canceled by the first arriving unit once it is determined that the call is not actually an emergency.
No. It is best to place the pets' food in an open container at the base of the tree or pole and wait for the pet to come down on its' own.
Call the Fire Department at 419-394-2361. Release forms may need to be signed. Forms are available for download on the Billing page.
Yes. Tours of the department can be scheduled by calling 419-394-2361. Tours are generally conducted between 8 am and 5 pm, usually last about an hour, and are tailored to the ages of the tour group. We request at least one adult for every five juveniles in the group to supervise.
Yes. It may be possible for a City fire truck to be on display at a particular function; however, it depends on the department's resources, workload, and emergency call volume.
Yes. Fire Department personnel can speak on a variety of topics ranging from home exit drills, fire safety, or emergency medical procedures. To request a speaker for an event or meeting, call 419-394-2361.
Yes, we will teach all facets except the Healthcare Provider Course. There is a fee charged for this service and courses will be set to fit the instructor's and department's schedule.
Ohio State Motor Vehicle Code requires that you pull to the right and stop. Do not slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road or make any sudden moves. Also, do not follow an emergency vehicle too closely or attempt to race ahead of an emergency apparatus attempting to benefit from the traffic cleared by its' lights and siren.
The Fire Department has a medication disposal box located in the lobby of the department.