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Posted to Fishers, Indiana on July 10, 2015 at 2:26 PM by Blog Admin
“What we do is take care of this truck and all the equipment on it,” said Ben Black. “Like the torches, if they would need to cut something, we would get it up and running so that they wouldn’t have to use the manpower or take the time to get that ready.”
In addition to assisting with the fire department’s arsenal of tools, DPW is able to provide additional resources that the fire department doesn’t always have quick access to.
“We fill the void of bigger equipment they need like backhoes and stuff like that because we can drive all that plus we have access to that on the ready for whatever they need,” said Nigel Raimondo.
Captain Mehling explained that with DPW’s help getting equipment to the scene, the fire crew regains access to at least two trained firefighters or technicians that can quickly get right to work.
“They bring an expertise to the table that we don’t have,” said Captain Mehling. “It really adds to the dynamics of the team.”
Tag(s): Public Safety, Fishers Fire Department, Fishers DPW, Cross Training
Posted to Fishers, Indiana on April 3, 2015 at 2:06 PM by Blog Admin
April signals the beginning of tornado season throughout the US. The next three months are the most active for tornados, when more than half of the year’s twisters occur. Severe thunderstorms threatened the Plains and Midwest already this week.
Fishers recently participated in a statewide severe weather awareness and siren test day to ensure our community’s preparedness for the upcoming severe weather season. It’s important for individuals and families to rehearse their plans for serious weather.
Fishers Fire Department reminded residents of the following tips:
In severe weather emergencies, time is of the essence. To receive high-speed emergency notifications from Fishers officials, sign up for CodeRED. CodeRed allows Fishers officials to launch a phone call, send an email and send a text message to alert subscribers of important information such as severe weather alerts, public safety threats and Amber Alerts.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
CodeRED is only used in emergency situations. For general announcements and city news, be sure to sign up for Fishers Alerts.
Tag(s): Severe Weather, public safety, high-speed emergency notifications, Fishers Fire Department, Fishers Alert, CodeRED