Disaster Planning Assistance
The Fire Department offers assistance in planning for severe weather, such as extreme cold or heat, the spring tornado season, earthquakes, power outages, etc. We can offer literature and advice on what items to have on hand in an emergency kit when these situations arise. Shelters are also provided for victims of those emergency situations.
Fire Brigade Training
We can do everything from a one-time fire extinguisher familiarization class for employees, all the way to completely setting up, organizing, and providing regular training for a brigade made up of a core of employees who can respond quickly to an emergency while the fire department is en route.
The Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau routinely performs fire and safety inspections of all businesses in the City. Upon request, the Department can inspect private homes for fire and safety hazards. The homeowner then voluntarily handles safety recommendations.
Loan of Equipment
The Fire Department has wheelchairs, crutches, sump pumps, and two portable generators for loan to residents free of charge when needed.
We aggressively promote child safety in all forms. Safety helmets for use while riding bicycles, skate boards, scooters, etc. are a MUST for children. One single accident can be tragic. We offer safety helmets for a fee of only $8 to residents of our community. This price covers nothing more than our cost and is a small price to pay for the safety it offers. We will also assist in making sure the helmet has the proper fit for your child.
Child Car Seat Safety
We will be happy to assist Hazelwood residents with the installation of child safety seats. Due to the demand for this service, we cannot not accept walk-ins or same day installations. All installations are done by appointment the following day or later. We can also check or adjust seats for those people we have already serviced. Call to schedule an appointment, 314-731-3424.
Safe Place is a program where immediate access to help and other supportive resources are available for young people in a crisis. Volunteers with the program will come and meet with the youth at a A Safe Place site and assist them to obtain a number of services including counseling or a temporary shelter. The A Safe Place program was initiated in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983 and has gradually expanded to 96 cities across the United States. In St. Louis, the A Safe Place program is directed by Youth in Need, which also operates the Youth Emergency Shelter program. These are all temporary shelters for young people in a crisis situation.
Teenagers are three to five times more likely than any other age group to be victimized by other people, and those who run away from home are in constant danger on the streets. Project A Safe Place can help keep our teenagers safe. A teen can go to a Quik-Trip store or Hazelwood fire station displaying the yellow and black A Safe Place sign. Teenagers who ask for help will receive help from a trained volunteer within 15 minutes of their call. This help is free and confidential and might include counseling at the shelter, a ride home, or other services. A representative from A Safe Place will also visit local schools upon request to give out information about the A Safe Place program.
The Hazelwood Fire Department is proud to be a part of the A Safe Place program. Our stations are located at 6800 Howdershell Rd. and 6100 N. Lindbergh or we can be contacted in an emergency by dialing 9-1-1. Our business phone number is 314-731-3424.
Don’t wait until problems get out of hand–run to SAFETY. The longer teenagers are away from home, the greater the distance grows between them and their families. A Safe Place is a place to run to for help.
Senior Citizen Safety Presentation
Designed in a short seminar format, this program is about emergencies that everyone may encounter, although it emphasizes special problems that may be faced by a senior citizen in dealing with these emergencies. The topics covered are: Planning for Exiting in the Event of Fire, Home Security, Common Medical Emergencies, Smoke Detectors, and Falls.
The Fire Department will furnish smoke detectors to Hazelwood residents who demonstrate a need for one. There is a simple form to file with the fire department that can be downloaded from the smoke detector link below. Landlords for rental property are required to furnish smoke detectors for their tenants.
If you have smoke detectors and aren’t sure of where to place them, we can come to your home and show you the proper location(s). According to State law, each level of the home including the basement must have a smoke detector.
Tot Finder Program
The “Tot Finder” emblems are stickers to be placed on the window of the room of a small child, a handicapped individual, or an elderly resident. These emblems are easily identified by the fire fighters and will alert them to the fact that an individual may need assistance to evacuate.
Tours of our fire stations are given upon request. Fire prevention and safety talks can be arranged for your group at our fire station or on your site. We are happy to “tailor-make” our talks to suit your needs. A tour typically consists of a walk-through of our fire station, display and discussion of a safety video in our training room, and a view of equipment on the fire truck and ambulance. Call to schedule the event, 314-731-3424.
This program aids in the correct treatment of the resident on EMS emergencies. The File-of-Life program calls for keeping a resident’s medical data on a form, in a marked envelope that attaches magnetically to your refrigerator where it is available to emergency crews should the resident be unable to provide the information at the time of the illness or injury. When making emergency calls, both Fire and Police Department personnel are trained to check for a File-of-Life when first arriving on the scene. For further information about this program, call Fire Station No. 2 at 314-731-3424.
Click the Star of Life to download the form for your medical information
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