Saturday, September 10, 2016

Note from Shelburne Fire Department

We so appreciate the great support we get from both the Shelburne service departments - whether it's the Fire Department, the Police Department, the Emergency Rescue Team or Joe Colangeli's team at the Town Offices we know if we have a need they will do all they can to quickly offer all the support they can.   Wednesday September 21st is Fire Safety Day at SCS - and we hope you hear from your son or daughter about the important messages that will be delivered by fireman that day.  
Wednesday September 21st is Fire Prevention Day at SCS - time to stop, drop and roll again!
In that spirit - Jim Buell, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief has asked us to share this safety reminder with all of you.  Thank you for taking the time to read through and more importantly work together to heed his suggestions even when they might cause you a bit of inconvenience in those hectic morning and afternoon times when you might be driving to / from SCS.   Here is his message.

As the summer winds down, fall brings many changes and one of those is that school is now back in session. With that, our responsibilities change and as vehicle operators we need to take an extra moment and make sure we are;

- Watching out for the children walking or riding bikes to school.

- Watching out for the children waiting for the bus.

- Stop for school buses flashing their lights – look out for kids whose focus is on the bus, not you.

- Make sure you are following the crossing guard’s directions – they are there to protect the children making their way to school and back home again at the end of the day.

- Please don’t park in the circle at SCS. If you need to leave your vehicle, even “for a minute”, please park over at Davis Park and escort your child over to the building to take those items over for them that they need in the classroom. It is VERY important that room be left for emergency vehicle access to the building.

- Don’t wait on the railroad tracks on Harbor Road (I see this almost daily). Wait to cross if traffic is backed up and remember to leave room for the gate when it drops so it doesn’t hit your vehicle, stay behind the painted line on the road. Look at the arm, are you leaving room enough for it to drop so it doesn’t hit your car?

Thanking you for helping us keep our town safe, and remember…..

Fire Prevention/Safety isn’t just one week of the year, but all 52!

Jim Buell, 2nd Assistant Chief  Shelburne Fire Department

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