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Holiday Cooking Safety

Did you know that in 2010, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,400 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments?  According to the N.F.P.A., these fires caused 410 deaths, 5,310 injuries and $993 million in direct property damage. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

Below is a PDF file that contains safety tips on how you can prevent cooking fires in your kitchen this holiday season, and also what to do if you do have a cooking fire.   For more information on cooking safely during this holiday season, please click here.

For more information from the N.F.P.A., please click on this link.

CPR Classes

According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest effects close to 400,000 people annually. Often times, victims of cardiac arrest are healthy, with no underlying symptoms. The American Heart Association reports that roughly 80% of sudden cardiac arrests occur in the home. If you are asking yourself why these statistics are important, please know that cardiac arrest, by definition, is clinical death; meaning that a person's heart has stopped beating, and they are no longer breathing.

Cardiac arrest does not discriminate. One of the best ways to help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is to learn Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.). The American Heart Association reports that the average response time for an ambulance is 8-12 minutes; however, after 4-6 minutes without oxygen, the likelihood of brain damage increases greatly. When considering these statistics, one can realize that that the likelihood of a successful recovery (living) is directly related to how soon resuscitative efforts are applied.

German Township Volunteer Fire Department has two Basic Life Support Instructors that are certified by the American Heart Association to teach these life saving skills. If you would like to learn these potentially life saving skills, please feel free to contact one of our Instructors listed below. We do charge a fee of $25.00 per person, and group rates are available.

Firefighter / EMT Mike Andrus email:

Fire Station Visits

We are happy to provide tours of our station to your school, day care provider, or youth activity group.  If you would like to arrange a tour, please contact Captain Jacob Goodin at