Our Mission is to protect lives and
property as well as improve the quality of life in the town of Ipswich
through aggressive fire prevention and education, fire suppression,
rescue, medical assistance and hazardous materials control.
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Remember that October 5 –
11, 2014 is Fire Prevention Week.
This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives” and we
will be spreading the word about the importance of having
working smoke alarms and testing them every month.
You are going to be seeing
some exciting new changes on the Ipswich Fire
Department web site. All of the town web
sites are currently being merged so that they
are all integrated together making it easier to
find what you are looking for. Some of the
exciting changes to the fire department web site
will be information/safety blasts, Twitter and
Facebook updates on emergency situations in
town, and more.
So check back over the next
several months and you will see many new
Be Smart About Safety
can’t predict the next disaster, but now you can
Sign up at www.smart911.com and create your own
Safety Profile to give emergency management
officials valuable information about yourself,
family members, your home and even pets prior to
an emergency. This information will help
officials plan for and respond to you during a
natural disaster, weather related incident or
other emergency. It's private and secure and you
control what information is in your profile.
These details can save valuable seconds or even
minutes during an emergency.
Seconds count when….
• There's a weather emergency.
• You are forced to evacuate.
• Power is knocked out.
Seconds Save Lives. Sign up today at
Public Safety is a participating agency of
SafetyNet™.If you are caring for a person with
alzheimer's, autism or other cognitive disorders
which a person may wander or get lost, SafetyNet™
helps public safety find and
bring your loved ones home quickly. For more
information contact firefighter Keith Carlson,
email@example.com or go to the website
SafetyNet™ by LoJack®
Jeff Stone and Keith Carlson have
training course sponsored by AARP
and AAA. CarFit is an educational
program that offers older adults the
opportunity to check how well their
personal vehicles "fit" them. The
CarFit program also provides
information and materials on
community-specific resources that
could enhance their safety as
drivers, and/or increase their
mobility in the community. Fire fighters Stone and Carlson offer to
older adults by appointment, the
opportunity to come to fire
headquarters for a 12 point CarFit
check. Soon at a date to be
announced they will be having a
CarFit event at the Council on Aging.
Check if your address is
properly posted and meet the requirements of
street number by-law. Too often fire, police
and ambulance service is delayed finding an
address because the address number is either not
posted or is not visible from the street from
both directions. Please take a moment and check.
It is the law in Ipswich and could save a life!