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SIGNBOARD COMMITTEE- (SEE DISTRICT POLICY)

THE HALFMOON FIRE DISTRICT #1 HAS A LARGE TWO SIDED SIGN LOCATED AT THE FIRE STATION AT 145 PRUYN HILL ROAD.  THE SIGN IS USED TO DISPLAY MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY.  THE MAIN GOAL OF THE SIGN BOARD IS TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION, AND HOPEFULLY MAKE THE COMMUNITY A LITTLE SAFER.  WE HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT IS DESIGNATED TO MAINTAIN THE SIGN.  THEY ATTEMPT TO ROTATE THE DISPLAYED MESSAGE ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS.  ANY MEMBER OR COMMISSIONER WANTING A SPECIFIC MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED MUST FILL OUT A REQUEST FORM AND PRESENT IT TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER.  THIS REQUEST FORM SHOULD HAVE TO MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED, THE DURATION OF THE DISPLAY, THE REQUESTOR'S NAME ETC.  THE COMMITTEE HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO DISPLAY A REQUESTED SIGN.  IF THIS WAS TO HAPPEN, THE DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE TO FINAL APPEAL - FOR  THE REQUESTOR. 

 


 

SUGGESTED MESSAGES-

FOR CHILD SAFETY-

CURIOSITY DOESN'T KILL JUST CATS- KEEP MATCHES AWAY FROM KIDS.

IT'S ADULTS THAT LEAVE MATCHES WITHIN REACH OF KIDS.

KIDS CAN'T PLAY WITH MATCHES IF THEY CAN'T FIND THEM.

DON'T LEAVE MATCHES OR LIGHTERS AROUND FOR LITTLE HANDS TO PLAY WITH.

CRAWL DOWN LOW WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO

GET OUT QUICK WHEN THE SMOKE GETS THICK

NEVER HIDE - GO OUTSIDE

 

 

GENERAL MESSAGES-

BUSTIN' OURS - SAVIN' YOURS.

OLD FIREFIGHTERS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST STOP ARSON AROUND

YOU ARE IN HALFMOON, N.Y. THE WOULD IS SPINNING AT 757 M.P.H.- WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT.

IN CASE OF FIRE, EXIT BUILDING BEFORE TWEETING ABOUT IT!

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG LANE.

10 FINGERS, 10 TOES, IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL - WHO KNOWS?

IF YOU DON'T WATCH YOUR COOKING, YOU'LL BURN MORE THAN FOOD.

NEVER COMBINE OR MIX HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS.

FIRE WON'T START UNLESS YOU GIVE IT A PLACE TO-.

IN SARATOGA COUNTY- DIAL 911 FOR FIRE, POLICE, AND AMBULANCE.

WE CAN'T HELP YOU IF WE CAN'T FIND YOU.

TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO USE 911 - THEY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

FALSE ALARMS ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER.

ON A LADDER? DON'T STEP BACK TO ADMIRE YOUR WORK.

MATCHES HAVE HEADS, BUT NO BRAINS.  YOU NEED TO THINK FOR THEM.

KIDS SHOULD NEVER AGREE TO GET TOGETHER WITH ANYONE THEY "MET" ON-LINE.

WE PROVIDE SAME DAY SERVICE.

TREAT YOUR KIDS KINDLY - THEY WILL PICK YOUR NURSING HOME!

GIVE US A CALL IF YOU'RE HAVING A HOT TIME

 

FIRE FACT MESSAGES-

FIRE IS THE 3RD LEADING CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH - BE SAFE.

A HOUSE FIRE WILL GROW TO 3X THE SIZE IN 1 MINUTE-CALL US FIRST.

AVOID SCALDING- SET YOUR WATER HEATER TEMP BELOW 120 DEGREES.

300,000 PEOPLE ARE INJURED ANNUALLY BY FIRE- PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY.

SMOKE DETECTORS INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVING A FIRE BY 50%.

WHEN SECONDS COUNT, DON'T FUSS -- CALL US!

PREPARED FOR THE WORST -- PROVIDING THE BEST.

COOKING FOOD IS HOT!  SO DON'T TOUCH THE POT!

STAY ALERT, DON'T GET HURT

YOU ARE THE KEY TO SAFETY

IF THEY SENT US TO HELL, WE'D PUT IT OUT!

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER MESSAGES-

A FIRE EXTINGUISHER CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS WORTHLESS IF IT CAN'T BE FOUND.

 

 

HOME ESCAPE PLAN MESSAGES-

DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A HOME ESCAPE PLAN?

HAVE YOU CONDUCTED A HOME FIRE DRILL LATELY?

GATHER YOUR CLAN AND MAKE A FIRE PLAN

 

 

SMOKE DETECTOR MESSAGES-

A NEW BATTERY IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CHANGED YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY?

HAVE A NIGHT WATCHMAN- KEEP YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR ON GUARD.

INSTALL SMOKE DETECTORS ON EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR HOME.

THE TIME HAS CHANGED - HOW ABOUT YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY?

TEST YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS REGULARLY.

ARE YOU A SMOKE DETECTOR NEGLECTOR?

TEST YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR - MAKE A SOUND YOU CAN LIVE WITH!

DO NOT BORROW BATTERIES FROM SMOKE DETECTORS.

 

 

ELECTRICAL HAZARD MESSAGES-

WHAT A FRAYED WIRE CAN DO TO YOUR HOUSE WILL SHOCK YOU.

OVERLOADING YOUR ELECTRICAL OUTLETS CAN BE A BURNING PROBLEM.

 

 

SMOKING RELATED-

PEOPLE FALL ASLEEP - CIGARETTES DON'T.

DON'T GIVE A CIGARETTE ASH A PLACE TO LIGHT UP.

SMOKING IN BED WILL PREVENT A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

DON'T MAKE AN ASH OF YOURSELF - MAKE SURE THE BUTT'S OUT!

 

 

DRIVING MESSAGES-

HELP US TO HELP YOU - YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES - IT'S THE LAW.

A SEAT BELT CAN ONLY WORK IF YOU WEAR IT.

REDUCE SPEED IN DEVELOPMENTS AND NEAR CHILDREN.

BE RESPONSIBLE - DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

DON'T ATTEMPT TO DRIVE OVER A ROAD COVERED WITH WATER.

IF YOUR HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, WOULD YOU YIELD FOR A BLUE LIGHT?

 

 

CARBON MONOXIDE MESSAGES-

DO YOU HAVE A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR IN YOUR HOME?

SOME INTRUDERS ENTER THROUGH A WINDOW OR DOOR - CARBON MONOXIDE IS LESS OBVIOUS.

 

 

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S MESSAGES-

HELP WANTED - LOUSY HOURS, NO PAY, APPLY HERE ANY WEDNESDAY.

DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - FIREMAN ON CALL.

WE VOLUNTEER BECAUSE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.

ONE STATION, FOUR RIGS, xxx FIREFIGHTERS - ALL TO SERVE YOU BETTER.

BEING A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OFFERS A REWARD FEW JOBS CAN MATCH.

THE DESIRE TO SERVE, THE COURAGE TO ACT, AND THE ABILITY TO PERFORM

IF YOUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE WERE ON FIRE - WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO DO MORE THAN WATCH?

YOU'LL NEED MORE THAN THE RIGHT SIZE SHOE TO FILL THE BOOTS OF A FIREMAN.

HELP WANTED - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  APPLY HERE.

FIREFIGHTERS DON'T PREACH THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN - THEY LIVE IT!

THOSE WHO CAN...DO   THOSE WHO CAN DO MORE....VOLUNTEER.  JOIN US NOW.

IF THEY SENT US TO HELL --- WE'D PUT IT OUT.

DANGER IS THE SPICE OF LIFE - JOIN US NOW.

WE FIND THEM HOT AND LEAVE THEM WET.

IF YOU SET 'EM, WE'LL GET 'EM, AND WE'LL GET YOU, TOO!

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMT'S - A CUT ABOVE!

HAVING A HOT TIME?  GIVE US A CALL.

WE SERVE TO SAVE.

FIRE PREVENTION IS OUR INTENTION!

 

HOLIDAY MESSAGES-

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY xxxxxxxxx, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

FIRE DETECTORS AND EXTINGUISHERS MAKE FINE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU.

HAVE A SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

KEEP YOUR CHIMNEY CLEAN - FOR SAFETY AND SANTA.

SAT, DEC. xxx SANTA WILL VISIT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ON A FIRE ENGINE.

HAVE A SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

 

 

FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGES-

LEARN THE SAFETY DANCE - STOP DROP AND ROLL.

GREASE FIRE IN A PAN ON THE STOVE - PUT A LID ON IT!

HEAT FROM LIGHT BULBS CAN START A FIRE- KEEP AREA ABOVE LAMPS CLEAR.

LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR EXTINGUISHER - BEFORE YOU NEED IT.

BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANY BURN - LOTS OF COLD WATER.

DON'T USE OCTOPUS PLUGS - THEY CAUSE OVERLOADS.

 

 

FALL AND WINTER MESSAGES-

PREVENT A FIRE, CLEAN WOOD STOVES AND CHIMNEYS REGULARLY.

WINTER HAS ARRIVED - KEEP YOUR CHIMNEY CLEAN.

GET READY FOR WOOD BURNING SEASON - CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY EARLY.

CALL A CHIMNEY SWEEP, BEFORE YOU HAVE TO CALL US.

WINTER IS NOT OVER, KEEP YOUR CHIMNEY & FIREPLACE CLEAN.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD YOUR FURNACE INSPECTED & CLEANED?

WINTER IS HOBBY TIME. MAKE FIRE PREVENTION PART OF YOUR HOBBY.

SKATING ON THIN ICE CAN BE BONE CHILLING.

A SNOWED IN HYDRANT IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM.

DO NOT STORE PROPANE TANKS IN YOUR HOME.

WHEN PREPARING FOR WINTER STORAGE - KEEP FIRE SAFETY IN MIND.

REDUCE SPEED  IN BAD WEATHER.

PLEASE DIG OUT YOUR FIRE HYDRANT.

 

 

SPRING & SUMMER MESSAGES-

IS YOUR BARBECUE GRILL IN SAFE WORKING ORDER?

BARBECUE SEASON IS HERE - PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

CHECK GAS GRILLS FOR LEAKS BEFORE TURNING THEM ON.

A LIFE PRESERVER CAN ONLY WORK IF IT'S BEING WORN.

DRINKING AND BOATING DO NOT MIX.

POOL SAFETY BEGINS WITH KNOWING THE DANGERS.

WATER SAFETY BEGINS WITH THE USE OF A LIFE PRESERVER.

PRACTICE SAFE BOATING ON THE WATER - DON'T END UP IN IT!

OUTDOOR BURNING IS AN IDEA THAT CAN SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.

CONSERVE WATER - WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT.