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Child Seat Fitting Station

Child Seat Fitting Station

                “THE RIGHT SEAT” For children ages 1 to 13, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. From 2012 to 2016, 3,268 children age 12 and younger were killed in passenger vehicle traffic crashes. The Child Passenger Safety campaign seeks to educate and remind parents and caregivers with children under 12 that car seats, booster seats and seat belts save lives and offer the best protection for children in crashes. Parents should ask themselves “Is my child as safe as possible in the car?” and make sure that their children are riding in the right car seat for their age and size as they grow.   “Child Seat Fitting Stations” We are proud to announce that the City of Martin Fire/Rescue Department now have certified technicians in child seat safety. We have certified staff on duty every day. If you are in need of having your child seat checked to make sure it is installed properly you may call Fire Station 1 at 587-4919. Ask to speak to Training Officer Kory Green for more information and he will set a time for you to come...

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INVITATION TO BID

INVITATION TO BID

The City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of Mobile and Portable Digital/Analog Two-Way Radios.  Specifications may be obtained from the City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS Station 1 Fire/EMS Chief’s Office located at 106 Neal Street, Martin, TN  38237 Monday through Friday 8:00am till 4:30pm or from the City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS website at www.martindps.org/fire.  Questions should be addressed to Fire/EMS Chief Jamie Summers.  Bids will be accepted until 10:00am, Friday, March 13, 2020.   Bids will be opened on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS Station 1 Fire/EMS Chief’s Office at 106 Neal Street, Martin, TN  38237 at 10:05am.  The City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS reserves the right to reject any or all bids received.   Jamie Summers Fire/EMS Chief CITY OF MARTIN FIRE/RESCUE/EMS INVITATION TO BID – NOT AN ORDER ON:     Mobile and portable Digital/Analog Two-Way Radios                    Bid Opening Date:      3/13/2020 for the City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS                                             Bid Opening Time:     10:05am Bid Opening Place:     Fire/Rescue St. #1 106 Neal Street Martin, TN  38237 Sealed bids will be received until 10:00am, Friday, March 13, 2020   (Any attached specifications are made a part of this bid) ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ITEM:                         QUANTITY:                                   DESCRIPTIONS AND/OR SPECIFICATIONS:   SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATIONS – 2 PAGES —————————————————————————————————————————————- INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS (Please Read Carefully)   Submit bid in compliance with all conditions listed thereon. Address bids to:                         Fire/EMS Chief, City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS, 106 Neal Street,                                                                              Martin, Tennessee 38237 You must mark outside envelope:      BID ON Digital/Analog Two-Way Radios,                                                                                                                             City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS DO NOT include Federal excise tax or state sales tax in bid....

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Hydrant Flowing and Preplanning

Hydrant Flowing and Preplanning

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Jamie Summers Tel. 731-587-4919 Email: jsummers@cityofmartin.net Date: February 19, 2020   CITY OF MARTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT TO INSPECT FIRE HYDRANTS AND UPDATE PRE-INCIDENT PLANS Residents and Business Owners May Experience Changes in Water Pressure   Fire Chief Jamie Summers announces that during the next several months, the City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS will be inspecting the fire hydrants in the community.  Fire crews will be out Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday as needed until all of the 875 hydrants are inspected.  The inspection involves removing all caps and lubricating the threads, flowing water to ensure that each hydrant is operating properly, painting and color coding, placing reflective bands for visibility and gathering GPS information.   All fire hydrants in the community are known as dry barrel hydrants, meaning that there is no water in the barrel of the hydrant until the hydrant is opened.  This helps ensure that the hydrants will not freeze in cold weather and will therefore be available when needed for a fire.  After every use and inspection, the hydrants are closed and the water drains out.  Hydrants that do not drain properly, or with other problems, are reported to the City of Martin Public Works for further maintenance.   This annual testing is essential to maintain the community’s Class 4 Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification, and to ensure that hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes.  Along with maintaining the fire rating, the testing monitors the health of the city’s water system, identifies weak areas in the system, removes materials that settle in the hydrant, and cleans out the lines.  Checking each hydrant improves crew knowledge of hydrant locations.  Fire department personnel will check to make sure there is adequate clearance around all fire hydrants, and property owners should clear weeds and brush from blocked hydrants to aid in their easy identification and access.  The fire code requires at least 36 inches of clear area around the hydrant for proper access and helps assure that the hydrant is visible from the road.   During hydrant inspections, residents might experience temporarily low water pressure or discolored (rusty) water.  The discoloration of water will not harm an individual, although it may stain light colored clothing.  The fire department advises that you run your faucets until you have clean water.  Do not run your...

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FREE Smoke Alarms

FREE Smoke Alarms

  The City of Martin Fire/Rescue Department would like for you to know that we still have smoke alarms for anyone who needs them. This programs is sponsored by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office. Below are the numbers since the program started:   Over 119,000 smoke alarms distributed 473 participating fire departments 170 homes per week  139 documented alerts & saves from “Get Alarmed” smoke alarms – See more at: https://tn.gov/commerce/article/fire-get-alarmed#sthash.t0S3Xbwn.dpuf  ...

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Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter

The City of Martin Fire/Rescue is on Twitter. Go and follow us for our tweets.  https://twitter.com/martinfiredept                                                                                                                                  ...

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Live Audio Feed

Live Audio Feed

Our radio channel is now broadcasted live on the internet. Check us out at  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20424                                                    ...

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