Public Service Information
Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Properly installed and working smoke detectors save lives by alerting the occupant when a fire related emergency exists. Is your family/home protected? Have you changed your batteries? For information on selection and proper placement of smoke detectors or other fire prevention education information, email Chief Dewitt Marcrum or call him at 205-620-6530.
New Knox HomeBox® for Home Emergency Access
The Pelham Fire Department has established a new emergency access program supporting our homeowners in the community of Pelham, Alabama using the new Knox® Homebox™ Single Key Vault. This will provide the Fire Department a rapid access system to your home for an emergency without forcing entry.
Learn more about the Knox HomeBox or call 855-GET-KNOX 855-438-5669.
CPR Saves Lives (Cardio/Pulmonary Resuscitation)
The American Heart Association says:
"Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 480,000 adult Americans die of a heart attack or related complications. About half of these deaths (some 225,000) result from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can complicate a heart attack. If it does, it is most likely to occur during the first hour after the onset of symptoms of a heart attack, typically before the victim arrives at the hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest will result in death unless emergency treatment is provided immediately."
Starting the Chain of Survival (CPR) is important in order to save lives. To learn CPR, contact the EMS Division of Pelham Fire Department at 205-620-6435.