Rick Tracy, Fire Marshal/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
||5977 East Henrietta Rd. (Click for Map)
Rush, NY 14543
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My primary responsibility as Fire Marshal is to ensure that the buildings within our community are fire safe and in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Fire Code of the State of New York. As the Emergency Preparedness Administrator, I will be working to make sure that the town’s disaster plan is up to date and that we are prepared to handle any natural or man made disasters that may occur.
Outdoor Cooking Safety
Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes - where the air and gas mix - are not blocked. Do not overfill the propane tank. Always operate grill’s a safe distance away from any structure, deck or patio. A distance of at least ten feet is recommended. Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas - carbon monoxide could be produced. Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue. Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flames can flashback up into the container and explode. Keep a fire extinguisher in the immediate area. Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills. Dispose of hot coals properly – never in or near your house, garage, or structure. Douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Place them in a metal container. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.
Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 if a burn warrants medical attention.
If you ever have any questions or concerns relative to any fire or life safety issues within our community please feel free to contact me by calling the Town Hall at 533-1312.