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Akron Fire Company to Provide Free Preparedness Classes to the Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 10, 2019

Akron Fire Company is pleased to announce a series of free programs to our community that will prepare all for emergency situations. AFC recognizes that emergency services are vital; however prevention and preparedness will make these services more effective especially during a large scale event or serious incident. The ability of the citizen to mitigate the problem before first responders arrive can reduce the loss of life and property. Currently scheduled courses include Fire Prevention and Preparedness for the Family, Opioid Overdose Recognition & Use of Naloxone for Reversal, Emergency Radio Communications for the Public. All training will be at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St. Akron, NY 14001 at no cost to the participants.

Fire Prevention and Preparedness for the Family – September 25 6:30 PM
The Akron Fire Company has a distinguished Fire Prevention Program brought to our children every year at school. We will be bringing this training to adults either as a refresher or to bring new material that may have changed. Presented will be information and hands on training including Smoke and CO detectors, Fire Extinguisher use and operation (hands on training), what to expect to happen as first responders arrive, how to communicate an emergency effectively and more. Learn to prepare and not to panic.

Opioid Overdose Recognition & Use of Naloxone for Reversal – October 15th 6:30 PM
The Erie County Department of Health will provide training to on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This training includes how to use the aerosol version of naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the overdose. There is no cost to attend this training. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Naloxone is a benign drug. If it is administered when an individual is not experiencing an opioid overdose, no harm will come to the patient. Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs & symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly, and take necessary follow-up steps. http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=free-community-trainings-opioid-overdose-recognition-use-naloxone-reversal

Emergency Radio Communications for the Public – November 13th 6:30 PM
Akron Fire Company will present a program teaching the basics of Emergency Communication to keep the public informed, request emergency assistance, and communicate with family during an emergency situation. This program will be presented by Amateur Radio Operator Jason Ladd KD2QDR and will include cell phone applications for emergencies, national and local alert systems, scanner types, GMRS, FMRS, and Ham Radio. Displays of various radios will be onsite as well as demonstrations an hands on opportunities.

For more information contact:
Jason Ladd 716-601-9697 jladdafc52@gmail.com
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Akron Fire Gets New Equipment

*Press Release*

The Akron Fire Company recently put into service a new compressed foam system for their off-road response equipment with support from the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead.  The foam equipment will be used to put out wildfires, vehicle fires and other small blazes.  The all-terrain vehicle can maneuver in areas where full size fire engines can’t operate, such as community events with large crowds.

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Pictured are (l. to r) AFC President Gary Baehr, Rotary President-Elect Ron Konieczny and Chief Josh Haist.