Collierville Fire & Rescue
Can We Find You?
Collierville Fire Department would like to ask all of the Town's residents to see if their house numbers are on their house and visible from the street. If not, please place or replace the house numbers so we can find you quickly in the event of an emergency.
If your residence or building is setback because of a long driveway or not visible from the roadway please place additional house numbers at the end of the driveway and on your mailbox so they are visible both ways coming down the street.
Do not assume a fire truck will always be approaching your residence from the direction of the firehouse. Many times we have to respond to emergencies while out on the road or while returning from other emergency calls and fire apparatus may approach your house from an unexpected direction.
Please use numbers that are no less than 4 inches in height and have a contrasting color to your trim or house color. Brass numbers look great, but are very hard to see in the sunlight, and written numbers are hard to read at night. Please make sure that the numbers on your mailbox are not blocked by your mailbox flag or holiday decorations.
Can We Get to You?
Long driveways and private roads need to be constructed with all-weather driving surfaces capable of supporting fire apparatus (minimum 76,000 lbs). Driveways and private roads need to have an unobstructed width of 20 ft. and an unobstructed vertical clearance height of 14 feet.
Brush, trees, stumps, rocks, tree limbs, gates and fences too close to the roadway may prevent fire apparatus access and may damage fire apparatus. Sharp curves may not provide adequate turning radiuses for fire apparatus.
Fire Code requires that a bridge (culvert, trestle, cattle guard, etc.) required to be crossed to access residences or buildings be constructed and maintained sufficient to support the weight of fire apparatus minimum 76,000 lbs. Any building or structure equipped with a security gate shall be equipped with an approved fire department key access or fire box that allows entry into or onto the property. Minimum gate width shall be 20 feet horizontal and 14 feet clear vertical.
Outdoor Grill Safety
The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
Never leave your grill unattended.
There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel. If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire. Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources. There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use. When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.
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Update on Construction of Ladder Truck
We are pleased to announce the punch list on the new ladder truck has been completed at the Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton Wisconsin and has been delivered to EVS Midsouth/G&W-Diesel in Memphis for final inspection and equipment and radio installation.
Within the next two weeks fire personnel will begin 6 to 8 weeks of training of the new ladder truck (General operation, care and maintenance, ladder safety & operations, compressed foam operations, drivers training, and technical rescue operations. Afterwards the ladder truck will be presented to the mayor board at a ceremony and the ladder truck will be placed in service hopefully at the end of May.
The new ladder truck has a Pierce Dash CF chassis equipped with a 100’ heavy-duty steel ladder, PUC pump with 2,000 gpm capability, 300gal water tank, 30gal foam tank, and an on-board hydraulic engine. The 100’ aerial platform is a multi-purpose piece of apparatus and will respond on all fire calls, technical rescue, vehicle extrication, and haz-mat/CBRNE incidents on a day-to-day basis. As the result of this purchase, it will significantly improve and enhance our operational capabilities and be a catalyst that enhances subsequent strategic and tactical priorities. It will contribute to protecting lives and property, and fully support our department’s goals and objectives toward our mission.