Serving the communities of Eureka, Wildwood, Hoene Springs, Southwest St. Louis County and Northern Jefferson County, Missouri!
Eureka Fire District would like to remind you that before you dig in your yard or near a right of way, to please contact Missouri One Call.
With a few days notice, they will have any and all utilities notified to locate and mark any utilities in the area.
Keep your self safe and protect your self from a costly mistake. It is also the law to contact Missouri One Call before you dig.
MailIng Address: PO Box 97, Eureka, MO 63025
Administration Street Address: 4849 Highway 109, Eureka, MO 63025
The Eureka Fire Protection District is committed to delivering the highest quality Fire Protection, Prevention, Education, Community Service and effective mitigation of fire, rescue, emergency medical and other hazardous situations while remaining economically responsible to the Community.
Recognizing and Caring for Heat-Related Emergencies could save a life. According to the American Red Cross Heat Cramps are:
Heat Exhaustion typically involves the loss of body fluids through heavy sweating during strenuous exercise or physical labor in high heat and humidity. Signs of heat exhaustion include:
If you or someone you are with experience any of these symptoms, take the following actions:
If the water is refused, vomiting begins or consciousness is lost, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
Heat Stroke (also known as sunstroke) is a life-threatening condition in which a person's temperature control system stops working and the body is unable to cool itself. Signs of heat stroke include:
Need Help Cooling Off? Dial 211
When temperatures rise above 95 degrees, you should get inside and turn on the air conditioner. If you do not have an air conditioner, local cooling centers may be available. For the most up-to-date cooling center information, please call 2-1-1 and speak to a Call Center Specialist.
Cooling centers offer the general public air-conditioned relief and cool water during the hottest part of the day. Sites will be activated if an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
You can also visit the 2-1-1 website, http://211helps.org/Heating-Cooling-Sites.aspx to find a cooling center near you. This site allows users to enter a zip code to find nearby cooling centers. Please call the cooling center before going to it to make sure it is open. If you need transportation to a cooling center, 2-1-1 can help you find resources.
The Eureka Emergency Management Agency, Eureka Fire District, & Eureka Police Department and will conduct a CERT training program begining September 14, 2015 and running 4 weeks on Monday evenings. Finishing on Saturday, October 10, 2015
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is made up of volunteers that have completed a course of study outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These volunteers would then help public safety organizations within the community if a disaster strikes. On-going training for the volunteers will also be offered to keep them prepared.
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. This training will help those citizens and their neighbors to help themselves and neighborhood.
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"If there's lightning, lay down flat on the ground! Seek shelter under a tree! And don't touch someone who's been struck or you'll get shocked!" How many lightning myths have you heard?
The truth is if you lay down on the ground, you're more exposed to electrical currents running underground! Never seek shelter from lightning under a tree. It is actually the second leading cause of lightning fatalities! And if someone is struck by lightning, don't be scared to assist him or her immediately. The human body does not store electricity, and helping them immediately could be essential to their survival!
Before you go out in the rain, it is crucial to know your facts.
Keep yourself and others safe by being lighting aware. Lightning Safety Week begins June 22! For more information on lightning, visit the NOAA lightning page. And for thunderstorm safety tips visit the http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.
During the spring and summer months in the St. Louis Area, we have many days of high temperatures, strong winds, and low humidity. These factors and intermittent rainfall can lead to dangerous grass and brush fires.
Per Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regulations-
St. Louis Metropolitan Area: Open burning of trees, tree leaves or brush is allowed only in areas outside of incorporated municipalities from Sept. 16 to April 14 of each calendar year. These brush piles are limited to a base of 16 square feet and the burning is allowed from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m..
We always ask that Eureka Fire Protection District residents contact Engine House 1 at 636-938-5505 before burning so we may know about it first. Eureka Fire Protection District does not issue burn or bonfire permits, but we may advise you not to burn at any particular time due to conditions.
For more information, you can download a hotsheet with safety tips and state and local regulatory rules on open burning.
8 Summer Safety Tips for Pets / Service Animals
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) here are hot weather tips to keep your pets safe!
1. Hydrate. Just like us, pets can become dehydrated quickly. Give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors.
2. Find Shade. Make sure you have a shady place for your pets when playing outdoors. Be careful not to overexercise pets. Bring pets inside if they become overheated!
3. Don't leave pets in the car. A hot day can easily leave a car feeling like a furnace. This can lead to a fatal heat stroke for your pet, even with the windows down!
4. Style for Summer. Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog. A dog needs hair to protect from sunburn and overheating. Brush cats often to help them stay cool.
5. Avoid chemicals. Keep your pets away from areas that you suspect have been sprayed with chemicals such as insecticides. Call your veterinarian if you suspect your animal has ingested a poisonous substance.
6. Hot asphalt can hurt! A dog's paw pads are very sensitive, so don't let your pup linger on hot asphalt for an extended period of time. Ouch!
7. Visit the vet. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm. Ask your doctor to recommend a safe flea and tick control program for the summer months.
8. Be smart. You probably know the warning signs. When pets exhibit excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, drooling, stupor or even collapse -- it's time to bring them inside!
The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet.
Helmet fit is important.
Try the Eyes, Ears and Mouth Test:
Use different helmets for different activities.
Proper equipment fit and maintenance are also important for safety.
Always model and teach proper behavior. Learn the rules of the road, and obey all traffic laws.
Adult supervision of child cyclists is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.
Children should not ride a bicycle when it’s dark, in the fog or in other low-visibility conditions.
The heat is definitely here and it is very important for our citizens to take appropriate action. The Eureka Fire Protection District encourages everyone to follow some important summer safety tips. Heat illnesses can affect anyone of any age, however the elderly and very young are most vulnerable. Watch for the danger signs of heat illness.
More summer heat information is available through the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
If you need medical assistance during a disaster, paramedics and other professional responders may not be immediately available, and hospitals and clinics may not be accessible. That’s why it’s important to keep medical records, supplies and prescriptions easily accessible and to learn simple first aid techniques. Creating a “stay healthy” kit will help you to manage minor medical needs until help arrives. Your kit should include:
If your medicine requires refrigeration and the power goes out, most medicines can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours and still be safe to use. Be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your medication.
As with other hazards, there are specific steps that you can take before and during an influenza pandemic to protect yourself and your loved ones. For example, simple preventive measures, such as using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, can help protect you from germs and prevent you from spreading them to others.
Loss of power can jeopardize the safety of the food stored in your home refrigerator or freezer. In the event of a blackout, do you know how to determine if your food is safe to eat? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers tips to minimize the potential loss of food and lower the risk of foodborne illness.
Before a blackout:
Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The USDA instructs setting your refrigerator at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the power is out for less than four hours and the refrigerator door is kept closed, your food should be safe.
Following a blackout:
Power outages can occur anywhere at any time of the year. Make sure you and your family are prepared and know what to do to avoid getting sick.
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