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Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department
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Fire Chief:
Gary Woodward
Fire Station Address:
77 South Fourth Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
OR 740.962.2222
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Make the Right Call
Do you know what to do if someone is badly injured or suddenly becomes sick? You should. Knowing how to call for help
in an emergency can help save a life. Take a few moments to read this information. Share it with your family and friends.
Call 911 In Emergencies Only
Call 9-1-1 when you think someone's life is threatened: when someone faints or collapses, has persistent chest pain or
difficulty breathing, or is badly injured. On the other hand, going to a doctor's appointment, getting a scraped knee
bandaged or filling a prescription does not require EMS assistance.
Know What To Say
When you call 9-1-1, tell the emergency operator where to find you, who is hurt or sick, and what happened. The
emergency operator will need to know what condition the victim is in and if any help is being given. They may ask you
several additional questions. Answer all of them. Stay calm, speak clearly, and stay on the phone until told to hang up.
Know What To Do Until Help Arrives
You've called for help. The ambulance is on the way. What do you do while you wait?
  • If the emergency operator gives you specific instructions, remember them and carry them out.
  • Don't move a victim unless they are in danger.
  • Do try and keep them warm and comfortable.
  • Make it easy for the ambulance to find you by turning on a porch light or sending someone to meet the ambulance.
If you're not sure if it's an emergency, call 9-1-1. Place this number by each phone in your house and teach your children
how to call 9-1-1.
Snowstorms & Extreme Cold
Cold Weather Safety Tips
When you are outside, frostbite and hypothermia are possible so you need to protect yourself.
1. Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
2. Wear a hat. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
3. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
4. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.

Ice Safety.
1. There has only been a short period of ice making weather. Ice has not had a chance to thicken and firm up.
2. It is recommended you stay off the ice at this time.

To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:

1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.
2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an outer wall.
3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
4. If you plan to be away:
  (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or
  (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).

If Pipes Freeze:
1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.
3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States.
1. Install a carbon monoxide detector.
NEVER run generators indoors.
3. Open a window slightly when using a kerosene heater and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
NEVER use a gas oven to heat your home.
5. If your heat goes out, you can keep warm indoors by closing off rooms you do not need dressing in layers of lightweight
clothing, and wearing a cap.

Wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and heaters:
1. Always keep a screen around an open flame.
NEVER use gasoline to start your fireplace.
NEVER burn charcoal indoors.
4. Do not close the damper when ashes are hot.
5. Use only safe sources of alternative heat such as a fireplace, small well-vented wood or coal stove or portable space
heaters. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.