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As volunteers Safety is ALWAYS on our minds! If you follow us on Facebook this post has probably popped up on your wall. We have decided to do a weekly trivia contest to challenge our followers on their safety knowledge. This weeks is a very easy, but also VERY important. To participate just comment your answers here or on our Facebook page. Do you know the answer but think your friends won't? Share it and find out!! The correct answer will be posted the following week.
Question # 1
The correct answer- B.) 2 - Smoke alarm batteries should be checked at least twice a year. Generally people do this at the beginning and end of daylight saving time as a way of remembering. You should have smoke alarms installed in the hallway near each sleeping area in the house. It is also important to have fire extinguishers in key areas such as the kitchen, bedrooms, workshops and garage.
Our annual Blood drive will be held on Wednesday September 2nd from 2-7pm.
All walk ins welcome or check out our Event to set up an appointment.
Did you know that although our blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. Actually there are eight different blood types that are common. These are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body.
The ABO Blood Group System There are four major blood groups determined by the presence or absence of two antigens – A and B – on the surface of red blood cells:
You can find this and more information at Learn about Blood on the Red Cross website.
As the snow melts and spring approaches there is no better time to start planning for those spring and summer events, whether it's a family picnic, wedding/ reception, graduation party.... you name it! We have the space for you to host it!
Located on the corners of Bemis St and Canandaigua Street in town The Port Gibson Fireman's field is a large fenced in and safe area for your gathering. With a large pavilion and tons of open space the possibilities are endless. Please Contact Us or request more information here -Rental Information.
In 2014 members of PGFD spend more than 2475 hours training, here is a peak at what our training year looked like.
A special shout out to Palmyra Fire Dept, East Palmyra Fire Dept, and Marbletown Fire Dept., our training partners, and everyone else who made this possible.
On March 7th members of Port Gibson Fire Dept were joined by our mutual aid and neighboring departments for our 68th annual banquet at the Palmyra VFW Post 6778.
A few highlights of the evening included an appearance by Senator Michael Nozzolio for presentation of a Humanitarian award, and the presentation of service awards followed by our firefighter of the year award. A great time was had by all!
Thank you to everyone who made not only the evening a huge success but the entire year of 2014.