ST. CLAIR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

ST. CLAIR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

ST. CLAIR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTST. CLAIR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTST. CLAIR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Monthly Statistics and Safety Tip

Monthly Statistics

Year to Date Service Responses:


102 (as of February 6, 2020)


Number of Responses by Type:


Emergency Medical Service calls: 78  


Fire Responses:  19


Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA): 5


2019 Call total was 797 


Note:  Fire data is inclusive of odor investigation, fire, smoke investigation, downed wires, Mutual Aid responses and related.

February Fire & Emergency Prevention Tip

 

What Are the Carbon Monoxide Levels That Will Sound the Alarm? (October 4, 2019)

A carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is a time-weighted alarm. The way a time-weighted alarm works is by measuring the buildup of carbon monoxide in a house. For a person to begin feeling the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning, they would need to be exposed to a carbon monoxide level of 50 parts per million (PPM) for eight hours.

An alarm’s response time will vary depending on the level of carbon monoxide in the air. For example, an alarm will sound after three and a half hours of continuous exposure at a level of 50 PPM, but after only eight minutes of continuous exposure at a level of 400 PPM.

Levels of carbon monoxide exposure range from low to dangerous:

  • Low level: 50 PPM and less
  • Mid level: Between 51 PPM and 100 PPM
  • High level: Greater than 101 PPM if no one is experiencing symptoms
  • Dangerous level: Greater than 101 PPM if someone is experiencing symptoms


Carbon Monoxide Levels That Will Set Off Your Alarm? 

  • 40 PPM - 10 hours
  • 50 PPM - 8 hours
  • 70 PPM - 1 to 4 hours
  • 150 PPM - 10 to 50 minutes
  • 400 PPM - 4 to 15 minutes


Carbon Monoxide Levels and Their Symptoms

IMPORTANT: If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, or you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, you should immediately leave your home and call 9-1-1.

  • 50 PPM - None for healthy adults. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this is the maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure for healthy adults in any eight-hour period.
  • 200 PPM - Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea after two to three hours
  • .400 PPM - Frontal headaches with one to two hours. Life threatening after three hours.
  • 800 PPM - Dizziness, nausea, and convulsions within 45 minutes. Unconsciousness within two hours. Death within two to three hours.
  • 1,600 PPM - Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death within one hour.

NOTE: For more information about your specific alarm, refer to your user’s manual.


Copied and reposed from Kidde Fire Safety

 

Call 911 for Emergencies

  

The SCFD is on-call to respond to calls for assistance 24-hours a day x 365 days a year. If you need emergency assistance please call 911 and provide the dispatch center with the address of the emergency and information regarding the situation.

Administrative Offices and Hours

Fire Hall Location

The SCFD’s administrative offices are located in the heart of the City of Saint Clair at 216 Cass Street. While we are available to respond to calls for assistance at any time our fire hall is generally staffed during the week from Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm.  

Non-Emergency Contact

  

You may contact us at our non-emergency phone number at 810-329-3360.

Welcome from the Fire Chief

On behalf of myself, the dedicated members of the Saint Clair Fire Department (SCFD), and their families we welcome you to our website. Our mission and goal for this forum is to provide valuable and timely information regarding our department, safety tips, and call statistics.

 
 

The SCFD is charged with the responsibility of providing professional and efficient fire suppression, emergency preparedness, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education to our community. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service in the most efficient manner possible; to constantly safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster.  We accomplish this through effective preparation, training and education; and to respond to all emergencies in a safe and timely manner with sufficient resources to address the situation. 

 
 

Within this outstanding team, the SCFD is a key member in providing community safety. We accept and embrace this challenge with vigor and commitment. As the world evolves and the needs of our community changes, our mission has evolved to one that is not simply confined to “traditional” fire services. Therefore, our mission reflects a corresponding need for our fire department to think and operate in a more encompassing manner.


Sincerely,


Chief Dave Westrick

Saint Clair Fire Department