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In an Emergency, Every Second Counts: The Getzville Fire Company would like to remind all residents about the importance of clearly displayed and visible addresses to their home or business. Make sure your address is visible from the road to ensure that emergency personnel are able to effectively locate the property in the event of an emergency. Try finding the numbers to your property at night, in a storm or when your shrubs and trees are in full bloom. A delayed response could result in additional property damage, serious injury or loss of life.

The volunteers of the Getzville Fire Company work to educate the public in ways to avoid or lessen potential harm or tragedy whenever possible and before it strikes. Our education efforts range from attending and putting on fire prevention presentations at schools and community centers, to offering safety tips to seniors and businesses. We are also invited to block parties and other neighborhood festivities where we enjoy showing our apparatus and talking to families and the children about fie safety and the fire service. We have also enjoyed hosting community groups such as Girl Scout troops and Boy Scout Packs to our fire house for tours.


As members of the Getzville Fire Company, we are very committed to the promotion of safety and fire prevention in our community. The best way to prevent a fire is for each and every firefighter to be aware of the potential hazards in his or her community and to work to lessen them. Our fire company officers and firefighters work within the community and with its leaders to do just that. To be truly effective, our fire prevention efforts must also extend a hand out to you as our neighbor, friend or family member. Your involvement is crucial in successfully creating a safer community for all of us.

Quick Tips:

Most residential fires are preventable. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent a fire from occurring in your home


  1. Have a working smoke detector. Test your smoke alarm monthly and change the batteries twice per year.


  2. Place a smoke detector on every level of your home and outside bedrooms. If you keep your bedroom doors closed, place a smoke alarm inside each bedroom as well.


  3. Never smoke when you're drowsy or in bed. If you do smoke, put your cigarettes all the way out.


  4. Never leave candles burning unattended. Make sure you place burning candles on a non-combustible surface, such as metal or glass, and keep them away from combustible materials such as drapes, furniture, and clothing.


  5. Remember that space heaters need space. Keep objects at least three feet away from the heater in all directions and never connect the heater to spliced, do-it-yourself or damaged wiring.


  6. Prepare an escape plan and practice it regularly with everyone in the home. In case of a fire, follow the escape plan, get out and stay out.


  7. Consider installing a residential automatic fire sprinkler system to protect your home and family.


Every year we open our doors during fire prevention week. Our neighbors are welcome to attend to learn more about fire safety, education and the fire service. Open house includes:

  • Fire Truck Rides

  • Live Fire

  • Vehicle Extrication

  • Maze

  • Hazard House

  • Hoseline drills

  • Dummy drags, among many others

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