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PUBLIC SAFETY

Fire Prevention

As firefighters, we understand the best way of fighting fires is to educate the publc in prevention with the hope that we can extinguish fires before they ever exist.  This is why we spend significant time and effort in schools, churches and even homes teaching fire safety. ... CLICK HERE

Fire Combat

As implied in our title, we fight the negative impacts of fires.  We're highly engaged in our studies and training to be prepared to protect life and property from the destruction of fire. Our focus is dedicated to understanding commercial, residential, vehicle, and wildland fires.

Medical Support

Every member of the Quartzsite Fire District is trained as an EMT and nearly every firefighter has advanced their level of training to the highest pre-hospital certification, the paramedic level.  With this education and training, we are knowledged and skilled to provide assistance to most every medical emergency.

Swift Water Rescue

Throughout our community we have low level areas, flood plains and a number of washes that can easily become hazardous during the monsoon season, It is important to us therefore, to be equipped and trained to perform any swift water rescue safely and effectively.

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In 1975, Knox introduced a security lock box as its first product. Today, Knox provides a variety of products for over 11,500 departments and governmental agencies throughout the US. A Knox Box is a secure key safe that mounts on the wall of a building. The only keys available to open the box are in the possession of the fire company. When there is a fire alarm or a fire, the fire company can access the key safe and use the building keys to enter the building rather than breaking into the building. This is particularly beneficial for incidents involving water flows or automatic alarms where there may not be an actual fire or the fire may be already extinguished.

Building Inspections

As required by law all commercial buildings must have an annual building inspection.   We have a obligation to the community and the local governmentto accomplish valid inspections.

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Our sincere desire and drive is to serve at every opportunity that presents itself.  We care for and appreciate the members of our communities and wish to support them any way we can.  It is our hope that our community will feel comfortable to approach us for any needed assistance, that's why we smile so much.  Even if no invite is extended, our heads are on a swivel to find chances to lend a helping hand.

 
Community Involvement

It's our pleasure to spend time with school students, church groups, and others in our community.  Our goals in our interactions are to establish learning experiences.   In the school setting, we're able to take the skills and knowledge that we've longed to obtain and share it with the students who wish to acquire advanced skills that can save future lives. 

Call 911

- Give Your Address
- Give Your Name
- Tell Them Your Emergency
- Wait For Instructions
- Always Hang Up LAST !!!

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Fire Safety for people with Special Needs

Statistics:

Each year:

  • There are approximately 700 home fires involving people with physical disabilities.
  • There are approximately 1,700 home fires involving people with mental disabilities.
  • Kitchens and cooking areas are the primary areas where these fires start.
Tips:

Understand your fire risk - Having physical or mental disabilities does not mean you are unable to take the important steps to keep you and your family safe from fire.

Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms - Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors, and emergency call systems for summoning help, are also available.

Live Near An Exit - Being on the ground floor and near an exit will make your escape easier.

Plan Your Escape - Plan your escape around your capabilities. If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you can get through the doorways.

Don't Isolate Yourself - Contact the Fire Department on the non-emergency line and explain your needs. We can suggest escape plan ideas and may perform a home fire safety inspection if you ask.

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QUARTZSITE FIRE DISTRICT
P.O. Box 1889
Quartzsite, Arizona 85346
Ph: (928) 927-6556 Fax: (928) 927-4277

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