Warrensburg Fire

Protection District

 

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Everyday Heroes – 911 Song by Dave Carroll

 

Welcome to the Warrensburg Fire Protection District web page. We are located in central Illinois in Macon County. Our station is located at 420 E. Main in Warrensburg. We are proud to serve the people who live, work and travel within the Warrensburg Fire Protection District..

Warrensburg Fire is committed to providing the highest level of public safety service for our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention and public education.

 

 

 

   

 Upcoming Events

 

 

Special Olympics

On Saturday, May 10th, members of the Warrensburg Fire Protection District, along with members from the Latham Fire Protection District assisted Bill Wood, EMS coordinator for St. Mary’s Hospital  with providing first aid during the 2014 Special Olympics.  Several hundred athletes and spectators were in attendance at Warrensburg-Latham High School.  The weather could not have been more perfect.  Only two minor incidents were reported .  Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this wonderful event.  We are looking forward to assisting next year! 

Relay For Life

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Members from the Warrensburg, Latham, Kenney, Argenta-Oreana, Wapella,and South Wheatland fire department’s participated in this years Relay for Life, to honor our brother and sister firefighters who have lost their battle with cancer, and to remember those who have survived or are currently battling this difficult fight!

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Ryan Virden, Captain, Latham Fire Department. Cancer survivor.

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Latham Firefighter Matt Bower, cancer survivor.

 

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Team “First Due”

 

 

 

 Help us help you!

Can we find your house?  Make sure your house and driveway has your address number posted.  At the driveway, make sure numbers are on BOTH sides of the post or mail box!  Emergency vehicles can come from any direction! 

Also make sure they are above any possible landscape, grass or snow piles!

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The Warrensburg Fire Protection District has reflective green markers for sale.  The cost of the signs is $10 each.  For more information, speak to any member or call the firehouse at 672-3741.  You can also stop by the firehouse any Thursday night  during training and pick one up!  

Severe Weather Preparedness

Tornadoes: During the Storm

 
When a severe thunderstorm is imminent or already occurring in your area, it’s time to put your plan into action. Pay close attention to any storm watches or warnings that have been issued for your location.

If You’re in a Building

  • Make sure you have a portable radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio, for weather alerts and updates.
  • Seek shelter in the lowest level of your home, such as a basement or storm cellar. If you don’t have a basement, go to an inner hallway, a smaller inner room or a closet.
  • Keep away from all windows and glass doorways.
  • If you’re in a building such as a church, hospital, school or office building, go to the innermost part of the building on the lowest floor. Do not use elevators because the power may fail, leaving you trapped.
  • You can cushion yourself with a mattress, but don’t cover yourself with one. Cover your head and eyes with a blanket or jacket to protect against flying debris and broken glass. Don’t waste time moving mattresses around.
  • Keep pets on a leash or in a crate or carrier.
  • Stay inside until you’re certain the storm has passed, as multiple tornadoes can emerge from the same storm.
  • Do not leave a building to attempt to “escape” a tornado.

If You’re Outside

  • Try to get inside a building as quickly as possible and find a small, protected space away from windows.
  • Avoid buildings with long-span roof areas such as a school gymnasium, arena or shopping mall, as these structures are usually supported only by outside walls. When hit by a tornado, buildings like these can collapse, because they cannot withstand the pressure of the storm.
  • If you cannot find a place to go inside, crouch for protection next to a strong structure or lie flat in a ditch or other low-lying area. Cover your head and neck with your arms or a jacket, if you have one.

If You’re in a Car

  • If you can safely drive away from the tornado, do so.
  • If there is a sturdy structure available, go inside.
  • If no building is available,  it might be better to pull over, stop the car (but leave it running so the air bags work), and crouch down below the windows.   The airbags and frame of the car will offer some amount of protection, but certainly not absolute safety.
  • A long-standing safety rule has been to get out of the car and into a ditch.   If you do that, you should get far enough away from the car that it doesn’t tumble onto you.   Being below the prevailing ground level may shield you from some of the tornado wind and flying debris, but there is still danger from those.
  • Do NOT get out of a vehicle and climb up under the embankment of a bridge or overpass.   This often increases your risk.

If You’re in a Mobile Home

  • Do not remain in a mobile home during a tornado. Even mobile homes equipped with tie-down systems cannot withstand the force of a tornado’s winds.
  • Heed all local watches and warnings, and leave your mobile home to seek shelter as quickly as possible before a tornado strikes, preferably in a nearby building with a basement.
  • If no shelter is immediately available, find the lowest-lying area near you and lie down in it, covering your head with your hands.

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