The Massena Fire Department has developed a very aggressive fire prevention and education program. In the past, fire prevention was stressed every October during Fire Prevention Week. We now believe that fire prevention, awareness and education should be our main goal fifty-two weeks a year.
Every year we visit nursery, elementary and secondary schools, to reach children during their formative years to instill in them the importance of fire safety. We introduce them to rudimentary fire prevention concepts and allow them to see firemen as they would appear in a full scale emergency, in full turn out gear and air packs, so that they won't be frightened or intimidated should they encounter us during a hazardous situation.
Along with our fire prevention and awareness programs, Code Enforcement and Fire Inspection Programs are another key duty that we perform in order to prevent fires. Code Enforcement and the Fire Department go hand in hand when it comes to preventing fires in your home. Many of the New York State, Village, and Town Codes have a basis in life safety and the prevention of fires. These minimum code standards are set in order to help protect our citizens and businesses.
If you have questions on ways to make your home "fire safe", how to create emergency escape plans, or any other questions on home safety give us a call at (315) 769-2380.