Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week Searchmont

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the Searchmont Community Volunteer Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching local residents how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.

According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

"Often when we're called to a fire that started in the kitchen, the residents tell us that they only left the kitchen for a few minutes," said (Your name, title). "Sadly, that's all it takes for a dangerous fire to start. We hope that Fire Prevention Week will help us reach folks in the community before they've suffered a damaging lesson."

Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing:

Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.

If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.

When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.

If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.

When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.

Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.

Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.

Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.


Create Your Fire Safety Plan

Fire Escape Plan Searchmont

The best way to avoid injury from a fire is to know what to do if one happens!

Staying calm and following the family Fire Safety Plan is the best way to prevent injury. Stress to children that panicking or trying to hide from the fire is not the right way to escape safely.

Creating your family’s Fire Safety Plan should be a family affair, with everyone pitching in, contributing ideas and asking questions. In this way, children especially feel a sense of control.

Your family’s Fire Safety Plan should include a full understanding of the fire safety equipment in your home, including smoke and CO alarms, your fire escape route including two ways out of every room if possible, meeting place, and the local emergency and Fire Department contact information.

When fire strikes, having an escape plan can reduce panic and confusion and help save lives. Visit the Safe At Home website for more information.


Six new Module A Fire Training Graduates

 Searchmont Module A Fire Training

The Ontario Fire Marshall and the Ontario Fire College recently completed a Modular A Fire Fighter Training course which was hosted locally by Aweres Fire Department.  With temperatures in the live fire building reaching as high as 1300 degrees, cars fires and the entanglement obstacle there was never a dull moment. Many thanks to our local new volunteers who dedicated four days worth of effort to complete the course!


Goulais River Flood Warning

Flood Watch 2013 - Whitman Damn Road

Flood conditions - The Sault Ste. Marie district of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is advising residents that localized flooding is occurring throughout the area. Some residential flooding has already occurred on the Goulais River. It is expected that more localized flooding will occur with the increasing water levels. This trend will continue until the snow pack melts. Witrey Road and Heli/Maki Road are closed. Residents are advised that there is water on or across the following roads: Olar Subdivision Road, Island Road, Friendly Lane, Bye Side Road, Whitman Dam Road, and Bellevue Valley Road.

River levels on the Goulais have climbed steadily since last Saturday, and MNR expects levels to continue to climb as the weekend progresses. Flow speeds continue to be high and caution should be used around the river. Daytime air temperatures will remain above seasonal over the next several days, which will affect river levels. Snow melt will increase the chances of additional localized flooding due to increased flow. There is still snow in the watershed north of Searchmont.

Residents along the Goulais River should monitor conditions closely. MNR continues to monitor river conditions and sensors. This bulletin will be updated as conditions warrant. Residents wishing to get updates on changing river conditions can contact MNR at (705) 949-1231. In the event of an emergency caused by flooding, residents should call 911 if they require assistance.

For emergencies, Searchmont residents should contact (705) 946-2323


4th Annual Fireman's Ball - Saturday May 11th, 2013

It's that time of year again to celebrate with the volunteers who commit to First Response and Fire calls in our area.  We look forward to seeing you out Saturday May 11th, 2013

 


 

The Twelve Days of Holiday Fire Safety

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

The The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, Fire Departments and Council partner, Kidde Canada are mounting an Ontario-wide grass-roots campaign to make this the most Fire Safe December ever.  Check out all 12 safety tips here or visit SafeAtHome.ca . 

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety - Fire Marshall

 

 


 

More Graduates of the OFM Module A Training Course

Derek and Darren Mod A Bottle Swap

The Ontario Fire Marshall and the Ontario Fire College recently completed a Modular A Fire Fighter Training course which was hosted locally by Aweres Fire Department.  With temperatures in the live fire building reaching as high as 1300 degrees, cars fires and the entanglement obstacle there was never a dull moment.  It was definitely a rewarding and valuable experience.

Topics included:

Introduction to Incident Management

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Personal Protective Equipment

Fire Steams

Fire Suppression Techniques

Fire Fighter Survival

Ventilation

Ladders

Many thanks to all the instructors, organizers and also to all the volunteers that helped make it go so well.


Searchmont Music Festival - September 8th, 2012

Searchmont Music Festival

12 HOUR SEARCHMONT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fundraiser for Searchmont Resort and Searchmont Music Festival

Admission $ 20. Per Person
Fundraiser for Searchmont Rssort & future
Searchmont Music Festivals

CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Cost: $ 20. includes car entry & festival admission, per person
To register your Classic Car for the Show, contact:
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SEARCHMONT FITNESS CHALLENGE

MONSTER DUNE BUGGIE rides!

ARTISANS
Tables are provided (indoors or outdoors)
for you to display and sell your ware
Cost: $ 20. includes table & festival admission
To reserve a table, please contact:
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SILENT AUCTION

CHALETS / VILLAS / CAMPING / CAMPERS
Chalets / Villas for rent (Limited availability! Book asap)

...mark your calendar and get ready for another amazing Festival

 


 

Smokey the Bear

smokey the bear

Smokey was a real black bear found clinging to a tree following a forest fire in the spring of 1950 by a crew of American army soldiers (who were helping fight the fire). His hind legs and paws had been burned severely from the fire so they nicknamed the bear “Smokey”. After Smokey’s injuries were successfully treated he lived out the rest of his life at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

 


 

Restricted Fire Zone - July 13th, 2012

(Update - Lifted as of July 18th)

Searchmont and Area has been placed under a Restricted Fire Zone Friday July 13th and continues until further notice.  Please refer to the Ministry website for more information. Ontario Fire Ban Map 

Restricted Fire Zone - Fire Ban

When is a Restricted Fire Zone Declared?

The Restricted Fire Zone Order is used only when conditions are so dry that an open fire of any kind, no matter how well tended, would represent a threat to the surrounding area. The decision to declare a Restricted Fire Zone is not made arbitrarily by any one person. It is the result of investigation, discussion and agreement on the severity of conditions by fire management staff and the Minister of Natural Resources. It’s a temporary measure reserved for extreme situations, and as soon as conditions permit, the restrictions are lifted.

 


 

Searchmont Community Day - Saturday June 30

Come join us for our yearly celebration in Searchmont.  Always a hit.  Craft Sale, Arm Wrestling, Timber Sports, Bar, Food Sales, Music and the Parade! Starts at 11:00 and runs into the evening. 

The firehouse will also be open to the public.  


Sparky The Fire Dog

Sparky says; "Be rabbit ready, have two ways out!"  For more sparky visit www.sparky.org 

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Fire hazard

The Ministry of Natural Resources wishes to advise the public that a Restricted Fire Zone previously in place for the Northeast Region is now lifted. Campfires are now allowed for cooking and warmth, but must be tended to at all times. Keep your campfires small and make sure they are completely extinguished before leaving.

Remember to avoid burning in windy conditions, as fire can quickly spread. The public is reminded to take extreme caution, as a high hazard still remains specifically in the areas of Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay and south of the French River.

 


 

Restricted Fire Zone

(Update - Lifted as of May 30th)

Searchmont and Area has been placed under a Restricted Fire Zone this May long weekend.  Please refer to the Ministry website for more information. Ontario Fire Ban Map 

Restricted Fire Zone - Fire Ban

When is a Restricted Fire Zone Declared?

The Restricted Fire Zone Order is used only when conditions are so dry that an open fire of any kind, no matter how well tended, would represent a threat to the surrounding area. The decision to declare a Restricted Fire Zone is not made arbitrarily by any one person. It is the result of investigation, discussion and agreement on the severity of conditions by fire management staff and the Minister of Natural Resources. It’s a temporary measure reserved for extreme situations, and as soon as conditions permit, the restrictions are lifted.


3rd Annual - Fireman's Ball - Saturday May 12th, 2012

Featuring live music from Asylum Country

Tyson Hanes of Asylum Country

Silent Auction

Door Prize

Doors Open @ 5 pm

Roast Beef Supper @ 6 pm

Dance @ 7 pm - 1 am

Live music from Asylum Country

Tickets are $15 per person

Tickets are available at Searchmont Trading Post or from one of the Volunteer Fire Fighters

Everyone is welcome

LIC. LCBO

Tickets on sale now!

 


 

Fire Hall Open House - Saturday November 5th, 2011

Sparky The Fire Dog in Searchmont

Come for a tour of the fire hall from 9am to Noon.  We'll have all our equipment on display along with Sparky The Fire Dog goody bags for the kids.  Meet and greet some of the firefighters. Free Smoke Detectors will be given out while supplies last. (limit 1 per household)

 


 

Congrats to our graduates of the recent Module A Training Course

Mod A Fire Training at Aweres

The Ontario Fire Marshall and the Ontario Fire College recently completed a Modular A Fire Fighter Training course which was hosted locally by Aweres Fire Department.  With temperatures in the live fire building reaching as high as 1300 degrees, cars fires and the entanglement obstacle there was never a dull moment.  It was definitely a rewarding and valuable experience.

Topics included:

Introduction to Incident Management

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Personal Protective Equipment

Fire Steams

Fire Suppression Techniques

Fire Fighter Survival

Ventilation

Ladders

Many thanks to all the instructors, organizers and also to all the volunteers that helped make it go so well.

 


 

SCVFD's 2nd Annual Fireman's Ball

Dance and Fire Fighter Appreciation Event

Searchmont May 7th 2011

Searchmont Community Centre

Searchmont Fire Attack Team

Silent Auction

Door Prize

Doors Open @ 5 pm

Roast Beef Supper @ 6 pm

Dance @ 7 pm - 1 am

Music by DJ

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple

Tickets are available at Searchmont Trading Post or from one of the Volunteer Fire Fighters

Everyone is welcome

LIC. LCBO

Tickets on sale now!  Get them while they're hot only 100 to be sold!