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2012 Incidents
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CCFPD Events 2012

Annual Golf Scramble Aug 11

MDA Boot Drive Sep 1

Fire Prevention Week Oct 2-8

 

 

 

Guest Book

 

 

 

Content, Images, Design Copyright © Clin-Clair Fire Company 2007

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why does the Fire Department respond to Medical Calls?

In an effort to provide the quickest care to residents of our protection district during medical emergencies, Clin-Clair Fire Department is dispatched to all EMS calls along with New Baden Ambulance. The fire department can typically arrive on scene before New Baden Ambulance as they have 5 miles to travel before arriving on scene. If New Baden Ambulance is on another call, a delay in response may occur as Breese or Mascoutah EMS will be responding from their respective venues and the fire department can begin primary care actions unitl an ambulance arrives. Fire department members are all trained at the first responder level and many are also certified EMTs.

 

What occurs at the fire station every Monday night?

Every Monday night of the year members of the Clin-Clair Fire Department conduct truck checks, training, meetings, or work details. The 1st and 2nd Monday of the month are dedicated to checking every piece of equipment on all four apparatuses to ensure proper operation of all equipment and truck operation. During this time, some members participate in live drills that touch on specific training topics. Every 3rd Monday night of the month the department conducts a department wide training; sometimes neighboring departments attend as mutual aid agreements are in place with those departments during structure fires and other large incidents. The 4th Monday is dedicated to truck checks and all trucks, equipment, self contained breathing apparatuses, and testing of tornado sirens is performed along with a monthly meeting. Months with a 5th Monday are dedicated to work detail which includes station maintenance, testing of equipment, etc.

 

Why do I see fire trucks driving around on Monday nights?

Road tests are conducted on truck check nights to ensure proper operation of the apparatus. Fire department members also use this time to become familiar with the apparatus operation, handling, and pump operations.

 

 

 

 

 

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