Dispatched for a caller stating that they smell something hot inside of the structure. Upon our arrival, no smoke and/ or flames are visible from the exterior of the structure. The occupant met us at ...
Dispatched for a motor vehicle accident; a police department unit at the scene is requesting a response by fire and EMS. Upon arrival, fire personnel assisted the ambulance crew. Fire department perso...
Dispatched for a smoke alarm activation. Upon arrival, no evacuation of the structure is noted. No visible indications of a fire are noted from the exterior of the structure. We spoke with the occupan...
Dispatched for a report of a tree down on electric utility distribution lines and there is a tree fire. Kosciusko County REMC utility company is requested for a response to the scene also. Upon arriva...
The Turkey Creek Fire Territory Executive Board public meeting is the second Monday of each month at 6:45 PM at the Syracuse Town Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.Turkey Creek Fire Territory Execu...
A new grass/ brush fire truck has been ordered from 1st Attack Engineering, Inc. of Waterloo, In. The bid awarded was for $100,865.00. There is an estimated 18 week delay from the time of order of the...
Repair parts are obtained and repairs are completed on the backup generator for the radio repeater tower on Kern Rd.
Emergency Response Guide
The Emergency Response Guide (ERG) is a guide for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods or hazardous materials incident. Remember, never attempt to handle a material or chemical that you are not qualified to handle. "When in doubt, get out". Search the ERG by material name or material ID number. Example: "Chlorine" or "1017".
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) fire diamond is a symbol used to alert first responders to the hazards involved with a given material. The fire diamond is based on standards listed in the NFPA document: "Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response" and is designed to be easily understood.
The fire diamond consists of 4 color-coded quadrants:
on the top indicating fire hazard.
on the left indicating health hazard.
on the right indicating chemical instability hazard.
on the bottom indicating special hazards.
Fire, health, and instability hazards are rated on a scale from 0 (no hazard) to 4 (severe hazard). Special hazards are listed by symbols specific to the material.
Can cause death or serious injury
Ignites below 73°F
May explode at normal temperatures and pressures
Can cause serious or permanent injury
Ignites below 100°F
May explode at high temperature or shock
Can cause temporary incapacitation or residual injury
Ignites below 200°F
Violent chemical change at high temperatures and pressures