One of the more unique challenges to our Department, are Boat and Marina Fires. Boats are often difficult to reach and tend to burn quickly.
ISO Rating Improved May 1, 2017 !
Lakewood School Water & Field Day was held May 9th, 2018. The students participated in learning healthy activity habits. As part of the fun, they got to be hosed down by our firefighters when they got hot. According to their teachers that was the highlight of the day and we were happy to oblige!
New Pumper / Tanker Arrives May 29, 2020
Firefighters waiting to wash down the roadway at the scene of a vehicle rollover. We work closely with all other Emergency Services Agencies to provide the best possible protection for our community.
Fire Instructor Jamie Hinson and Fire Instructor John Roaten teach the correct and incorrrect ways of ventilating a 2 story home by using a scale model mock up. Today's homes pose greater risks to home owners and firefighters due to larger amounts of synthetic materials and increased use of particle board type materials
A Tobacco Barn Fire in a remote location. Calloway County Fire Rescue provided additional water for us. We all respond outside of our areas when needed to help each other out. It's called Mutual Aid
Ever dropped or forgotten about a burning cigarette? Here's what can happen!
Recent MVA with the driver trapped in the vehicle. Driver extricated and flown from the scene by AirEvac Helicopter
Other Happenings around the Department
It takes a Special Person to volunteer at 3 AM to help someone you don't know
Fire Department News and Recent Incidents
Failed to make the curve, struck a tree and caught fire. Luckily one of our Firefighters was nearby and was able to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle to safety. (Good Job Rebecca!) Driver was flown to the Trauma Centerby Vanderbilt Lifeflight.
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We recently took delivery of this 1998 Mack / Pierce Pumper Tanker. It comes as a welcome replacement for the 1984 Tanker it is replacing. Although this truck is 22 years old, it has been completely refurbished and comes with a new pump certification, a new Emergency Vehicle Inspection Certification and already equipped and ready to go as a brand new truck . Capable of pumping 1250 gallons of water per minute, it carries 3000 gallons of water on board. The truck is capable of functioning as an attack truck as well as supplying water for other trucks. This truck is part of our continuing efforts to provide the best Fire Protection possible for our residents. A Special Note of Thanks to Glenn Usdin and all his team at Command Fire Apparatus in Landisville, PA for locating this truck and bringing it up to today's modern standards, and delivering it to us. All at a very attractive price. Thanks Guys!
On May 1, 2017, Paris Landing Fire Department’s Insurance Services Organization Public Fire Protection old rating of 9/10 improved to our
New Rating of 7/10.
What does this mean for you as a property owner?
This means that any property located within 5 road miles of one of our 4 Stations will have the new insurance classification. While properties located more than 5 miles from one of the Stations will remain unchanged. If your property is within one of the 5 mile areas you could see a reduction in your insurance premiums. Documentation for your insurance company can be downloaded here:
As much as 30% insurance premium reduction in many cases.
ISO's Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers - including the largest ones - use PPC information as part of their decision- making when deciding what business to write, coverage's to offer or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance.
Each insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges its policyholders. The way an insurer uses ISO's information on public fire protection may depend on several things -the company's fire-loss experience, rate making methodology, underwriting guidelines, and its marketing strategy.
For more information about your own insurance premiums, please contact your insurance company. Please do not call the Fire Dept. We have no control over how the insurance companies establish their rates.
We cover approximately 128 square miles of Northeast Henry County. With only 34 fire hydrants in our entire area of coverage, it has been a tremendous challenge for our Department to locate and certify alternate water sources as well as prove our ability to shuttle adequate amounts of water. Proper trucks and equipment was also required as well as additional training and certification by our personnel.
A Special word of Thanks to Mr. Barry Wallace of the Northeast Henry County Utility District for his help in providing the information about our water system to ISO enabling our hydrants to be certified.
Also a word of Thanks to Angie Case at our 911 Dispatch Center for her help in providing the information about our Dispatch and Communications system to ISO for certification as well.
And last but certainly not least, a huge word of Thanks to all our Volunteers who spent countless hours of their own time and drove countless miles in their own personal vehicles researching and obtaining the seemingly endless amounts of information required to accomplish this for our community. Remember they are all volunteers and do not receive any pay for what they do. When you see them out in our Community, stop and shake their hand and tell them Thank You!
After approximately 3 years of preparation and planning, we are pleased and excited to announce our new rating!