HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT?
All new members are required to become NYS certified in both firefighting and EMS. Firefighter I is a 150 hour course certifying our members to wear an airpack and enter a structural fire. CFR (Certified First Responder) is the minimum EMS certification required. However, 17 members committed to the extra 50 training hours and became certified as EMTs (Emergency Medical Technician). These are just the minimum requirements; most of our members continue taking more courses and obtain many other certifications. Once a member has completed their required courses, they are sworn in as an active member. The Department then purchases new turnout gear for them, which includes a turnout coat, pants, helmet, gloves, and boots. This equipment costs well over $2000 per firefighter. According to NFPA requirements, this equipment must be replaced every 10 years. We work hard to financially plan so we can meet these requirements. In fact, much of the fire department’s budget goes towards meeting annual requirements set forth by state and federal agencies. Every year, equipment such as fire hoses, air bottles, air packs, oxygen tanks, fire trucks, ladders, etc., are inspected and certified to ensure the equipment is safe and properly maintained. Our roster is always growing and with 2 new members, we have 39 dedicated firefighters protecting our village residents!
SLOAN ACTIVE HOSE COMPANY #1 SUMMER RAFFLE
Sloan Active Hose Company #1 is having a Summer Raffle!! Three great Prizes!1.Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Black Triple-Function Combo Grill2.Coleman 60-quart Wheeled Cooler Full of Cheer3.Sloan Supermarket Meat Packageickets are $5 each and are available from any Sloan Firefighter or at Village Hall during regualr business hours.