Firefighters To Train On Their New Training Facility

Fire Department

As part of their comprehensive training program, Martinsville firefighters will participate in a “Train the Trainers” exercise Saturday, November 25 to teach fire instructors how to use their new training facility and comply with “live fire” training standards. According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, fire officials received two forty-foot shipping containers in early October that had been retrofitted into a …

Fire Equipment On Display, Giveaways During Customer Appreciation Night October 12

Fire Department

Fire Department equipment, including a safety trailer will be on display Thursday night on Jefferson Street in front of City Hall as Martinsville firefighters invite the public to Customer Appreciation Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, firefighters will have fire trucks on display, demonstrate fire drills in their fire safety house and give away …

Fire Chief Offers Online Resources For Smoke Alarms For Hearing Impaired

Fire Department

In response to the Martinsville Fire Department receiving inquiries on where residents can get smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, Fire Chief Terry Anderson is providing three online resources. “Upon learning the State of Indiana’s program that provided free smoke alarms for hearing impaired individuals was discontinued, I checked with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services through the Indiana …

Martinsville City, Public Safety Officials Collecting Donations For Florida Hurricane Relief

Fire Department, Mayor's Office, Police Department

Led by Fire Department Captain Chad Cooke, a donation effort begins tomorrow, Monday, September 11, for the victims of Hurricane Irma with the Mayor’s Office, Fire Department and Police Department asking for monetary and item-specific contributions. Cooke is working with Long Boat Key, Florida Fire Department Battalion Chief Rocky Parker on the coordination of the donation effort. “To be the …

Martinsville Fire Hydrant Fall Flushing Schedule Announced

Fire Department

Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017 the Martinsville Water Utility will begin flushing fire hydrants and will continue to do so through Monday October 9, 2017, with flushing 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the following areas. WEEK ONE Monday, September 18 1500 Blue Bluff Road to 59 East Blaine St.; entire area of Main Street; East Poston Road; entire area …

Foley Completes Probationary Firefighter Year

Fire Department

Martinsville Firefighter Jonathon Foley successfully completed his year as a probationary firefighter on April 20, progressing on to first class firefighter status. According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, during his probationary year Foley had to demonstrate skills in firefighting operations, including fire attack, ground ladders, search and rescue and wildland fires. In addition, he had to demonstrate rescue skills with …

Fire Chief Reminds Drivers It’S Illegal To Run Over Fire Hoses

Fire Department

Martinsville Fire Chief Terry Anderson reminds motorists it is illegal to drive over fire hoses that may be placed on streets during an emergency or any other time. On Saturday, January 28, 2017 firefighters were doing initial set up to fight a fire in an attached garage on East Pike Street. After firefighters had placed a water supply hose across …

The American Red Cross Combines Efforts With The Martinsville Fire Department For Free Smoke Installations For The Community

Fire Department

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross and the Martinsville Fire Department are collaborating to make the city of Martinsville safe by installing free smoke alarms. This on-going relationship for the residents of Martinsville is aimed to build a more resilient community and save lives that are lost to preventable causes like fires, disasters, choking and cardiac …

Martinsville Firefighters Offer Winter Heating And Holiday Safety Tips

Fire Department

With colder temperatures just around the corner and holiday decorations up in many households, Martinsville firefighters are providing safety tips to keep residents and their homes more safe and secure. Winter heating safety tips Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Maintain a …

Fire Officials Warn Residents Of Bogus Solicitation Calls

Fire Department

Martinsville firefighters not seeking donations for coloring books Martinsville Fire Department officials want residents who may receive calls asking for money to know firefighters are not seeking donations for fire prevention coloring books. According to Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Fraker, Fire Department personnel have not been and are not currently soliciting funds. “All of our fire prevention materials are purchased …