Time Change Message 03-12-2016

We at the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department want to remind you that along with Changing your Clock this Saturday remember the following Fire Prevention Message from last year.

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.

Smoke alarms save lives by giving people an opportunity to escape a fire before it is too late. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Top 3 Smoke Alarm Tips

Test once a month
Replace batteries every six months
Replace alarms every ten years

Installation

Install smoke alarms:

On every level of your home
Inside and outside sleeping areas
High on a wall, or on the ceiling
Away from air vents and windows
At the highest point of pitched ceilings

Battery Replacement

Standard battery operated smoke alarm batteries need to be replaced every six months.
Long lasting battery smoke alarms should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Hard-wired smoke alarms should have the back-up battery replaced once a year.
False Alarms

Never disable a smoke alarm during cooking or other activities. If the smoke alarm falsely alerts clear the air by waving a towel near the alarm, but do not remove the batteries. Many newer smoke alarms have a hush button that can be pressed to silence the false alarm.
Using an ionization alarm near the kitchen, but at least 10 feet away from cooking appliances, may help reduce the amount of false alarms.
If an alarm has frequent false alarms replace the unit.
Chirping

If your smoke alarm begins chirping do not ignore it or take out the battery. Replace the battery immediately to ensure proper smoke alarm function.

Hearing Impaired Units

Special units that use a strobe light, and shake a bed or pillow can wake-up and alert those who are hearing impaired or deaf.

New Construction

MVFD recommends installing a home system when building or remodeling a home.
Installing interconnected smoke alarms where every alarm sounds regardless of the fire’s location will increase the amount of time to escape the fire.Smoke Detector

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2013 Firefighter of the Year

2013 Firefighter of the Year

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Lt. Willy Irwin

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Weather

 

WEATHER UPDATE: The roads seem to be in very poor condition still and we still advise people to stay in if there is no need to be out. With the high winds and extreme cold temps we are expecting there is an emergency shelter in southern Warren County. If needed Contact Chief Backhaus at 636-667-3434 or by email at marthasvillefire@gmail.com

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MODOT Advisory Snow Storm 1-5-2014

http://www.modot.org/newsandinfo/District0News.shtml?action=displaySSI&newsId=192012

MODOT is advising to stay in if you don’t have a need to be out on the roads in this weather. Click the link to view the advisory.

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Fire Prevention Week October 6-12, 2013

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Fire Prevention Week is coming up! Teach your kids

fire safety!

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Structure Fire 3-13-13

On 3-13-2013 the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire around 1:00 pm near West Highway 94 and Upper Bernheimer Road. This photo was upon arrival. Mutual aid companies from Herman Fire, Warrenton Fire Protection District, and Washington Fire Department all assisted.

3-13-13 fire

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Spaghetti Dinner

On Friday, Febuary 8th, 2013, The Marthasville Fire Department Auxiliary is sposoring an ALL YOUR CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner!!! The dinner is from 5-7. It is at St. Pauls UCC in Marthasville, 101 S 2nd St, Marthasville, Missouri 63357. Adults $8.00 Children 6-12 $5.00 Under 5 FREE! Hope to see you there!!

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Annual Awards 2012

In this photo are members that were recognized for years of service. Thanks for the dedication you provide the citzens of our district. Kneeling from Left to Right: FF Mike Fleer, FF Nick Hellebusch, FF Chris Pitucha, All 1 year members. St…anding from Left to Right: FF Ken Eddons (VP), Captain Marvin Leesmann, Lieutenant Dan Grafrath (Both 20 years), Past Chief Jim Struckhoff (30 years), Past Chief Jim Buescher (40 years), 1st Assistant Chief Buddy Gildehaus (25 years), Toni Guenther (treasurer) 10 years, Chief Jeff Backhaus

In this photo the two guys that tied for firefighter of the year are pictured with the Chief officers. Congrats to FF Irwin and Captain Leesmann. From left to right: 1st Assistant Chief Buddy Gildehaus, Chief Jeff Backhaus, Firefighter Willy Irwin, Captain Marvin Leesmann, 2nd Assistant Chief Jamie Faust 

We want to thank the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Departments Ladies Auxillary for a donation to help us purchase two parade axes for the honor guard. We appreciate all the support from the Ladies Auxillary

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Breakfast With Santa

Santa is coming to the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station No. 1, located at 405 East Main, on Saturday December 1st, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.  This will be our 6th Annual All You Care to Eat Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kids of ALL AGES will be able to tell Santa their Christmas Toy Wishes while parents enjoy a peaceful breakfast. A small fee will be charged with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Needy Families in the Marthasville.

While others are visiting with Santa your kids can also visit the craft table to design your own custom Christmas tree ornament. You can purchase raffle tickets if you are feeling lucky. Visit and talk with the Marthasville Area Chamber of Commerce members. Receive fire safety tips, and take a look at your fire department’s new equipment.

So while the kids are telling Santa their wishes you can also be granting someone else’s Christmas Wish. See you there, and don’t forget your Camera! For more information you can visit us on the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page or e-mail us at marthasvillefire@gmail.com

 

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Fire Prevention Week 10/7-10/14

This past week was fire prevention week. During fire prevention week The Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department visits 3 schools in the district and practices fire drills and talks with the students. Also the 6th grade students visit the firehouse one day and do things such as learning about fire extinguisher (even get to use them on a fire), chase a fire hose that is spraying water, and watch firefighters as the cut up a car. This years theme was “Have Two Ways Out”. The department also host a poster contest for students in the schools. Visit us on facebook for more pictures of this past weeks events.

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