Responsibilities & Organization: The Geary Volunteer Fire Department (GFD) provides fire suppression services, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation at the operations level, and rescue technician level services within the City of Geary’s 142-square-mile response area.
Department Mission: The mission of the Geary Volunteer Fire Department (need actual mission)
Fire Prevention Tips
“Smoke detectors save lives!” You hear that phrase everywhere – the news, radio, school assemblies. The reason you always hear the phrase is that it is true. Smoke detectors really do saves lives every day of the year. Here are some smoke detector basics to always remember:
- Check your smoke detectors monthly, and replace the batteries in them in the spring and fall when you adjust your clocks.
- Install at least one smoke detector on each floor of your house, away from air vents, and at least six inches away from walls and corners.
- Install smoke detectors near bedrooms especially children’s bedrooms.
- If there are any smokers in the house, install a smoke detector in their bedroom.
- If your smoke detector sounds while you are in bed, don't sit up! Roll out of bed, and stay low to the floor. Remember, heat and toxic gases are up higher.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors test the air in your home to see if anything burning - such as wood, natural gas, propane, kerosene, or coal - are producing any potentially deadly CO gas and will alert you before the concentration reaches the harmful level. If you have a CO Detector that sounds, exit your home immediately. Once outside in safety, call 9-1-1.