MONETT FIRE DEPARTMENT,
211 Fifth Street, Monett, MO 65708
Tom Jones, Fire Chief
Non-Emergency (417) 235-7799, Emergency (417) 235-3131
|At the present
time, the Monett Fire Department has an
I.S.O. rating of Class 4, with two fire
stations; Station 1 located at 211 Fifth
Street and Station 2 located at 904 County
Monett Fire Department provides public education
called Big Red which teaches fire safety throughout
the school year to first and fourth graders
in Monett and Freistatt schools.
Listed below is an example of safety issues provided
through Big Red:
||Check batteries once a week
if "not" at least once a month.
||Replace batteries once a year.
||Clean detectors once a year.
||Replace detector every 10 years - the detector
will lose 50% of its dependability.
SMOKE DETECTORS FACTS:
||80% of fire fatalities happen
at home - one every 2 hours.
||Most fires happen between 11:00 p.m. and
||Most people never wake up - toxic gases
kill them in their sleep.
||Senior citizens fatality rate is 3 times
||You must have a warning device - smoke
detectors greatly increase in the chances
||You normally have less then 4 minutes to
escape - in 10 minutes the house is totally
engulfed in flames.
||77% of households have one detector - 1/3
of them are not operational.
When a fire occurs there is not
time for planning. Draw a floor plan of your
home and mark exit routes you can take. You
must have two exists in case one of them is
blocked by the fire. Have a meeting place safely
away from the house (either a tree, mailbox,
or neighbors house). Practice your escape routes
at least twice a year to make sure everyone
knows how to escape.