Did You Know?

  • Did you know that smoke detectors have a shelf life?

Remove your detector from its mount by turning it 90 degrees. Look on top of the detector for a date stamp. If it is 10 years old or older, it must be replaced.

  • Did you know that if your security or smoke alarm is activated, the police or fire department get called?

If false activation occurs, please phone your alarm company immediately and let them know it is a false alarm. Other wise you may receive a bill if we have to arrive at your residence and investigate.

  • Did you know we host tours?

We are very open to host tours of our hall for children from ages 2 to 92. Please contact any of our firefighters to arrange a fun tour of our great department. We also welcome the opportunity to meet with and educate classes and groups of any age.

  • Did You Know the cost it takes to outfit and train a Firefighter?

It costs approximately $18,000 to outfit and train a firefighter.  Just the bunker gear alone is $3200.

  • Did You Know that if you do a controlled burn on your property, you should call a member of the South Pigeon Lake  Fire Department and inform them of the date, time, location and what you are burning.

We have received numerous calls during controlled burns without being informed they were a controlled burn. Thus we have to treat them like regular fires in which a fee is levied.

  • Did you know that fire departments in our county have to bill you for our services?

The current rates are $300 per hour per unit. That rate will be changing soon to $400 per hour per unit. Please talk with your insurance agent and purchase fire fighter insurance. You only need to insure to a maximum of $10,000. Any charges over that limit are covered by a capitol fund set up by our county. The insurance rates for this are very reasonable. The charges incurred for a fire on your property average between $2000 and $5000

  • Did you know that our department has a junior members program?

    This program is set up to allow young adults from 16 to 18 years old to become part of our team. Lots can be learned but participation in dangerous calls is very limited. As safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us. Please contact any member of our department for more details.

  • Did you know that nearly 80% of motor vehicle accidents our department has attended in 2016 were caused by distracted driving?

12% were caused by bad weather, and only 4% were caused by impaired drivers and the small remainder were various.