Welcome to the Stratmoor Hills Fire Department
The Stratmoor Hills Volunteer Fire Department is an all-risk emergency service organization; we respond to all types of fire related emergencies, medical emergencies and special situational responses, including hazardous materials.
Stratmoor Hills Volunteer Fire Station is manned 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
On February 22, 2018, at approximately 9:26 p.m. the Stratmoor Hills Fire Department received reports of a residential structure fire in district.
The home, which was fully engulfed in flames upon arrival, belonged to James “Jimmy” Light. Firefighters from multiple agencies battled the blaze for hours, but sadly little was left salvageable.
Jimmy began his career with the Stratmoor Hills Fire Department 34 years ago. He has proudly served as firefighter and remains loyal to this day as a volunteer emergency dispatcher for the department. Jimmy is always willing to lend a hand and help others. He is well-known in the community that he has dedicated his life to serving and protecting.
We here at SHVFD have created a GoFundMe account for the “James Light Relief Fund”. ALL proceeds will go directly towards helping Jimmy recoup from the devastation this fire has created. He will need to start completely from scratch replacing clothing, belongings and securing new housing, in addition to the typical fire aftermath. While there is a great deal that money simply cannot replace, our goal is to help lessen the financial burden for him as much as possible during this period.
Please help us get the word out. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, thank you!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Stratmoor Hills Fire District (www.shvfd.com) is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief. The District is a Title 32 Special District and the Board of Directors chooses to appoint a Fire Chief who serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Stratmoor Hills Fire District is a small combination Fire Department with five (5) paid Driver/Engineers and approximately 35 volunteers. The Fire Chief is an integral part of the operational component and will work closely with response personnel. The Fire Chief will administer, plan, direct and control all aspects of the Fire Protection District including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, emergency services/emergency communications, administration and equipment/facilities. The work of the position is governed by applicable Federal, State and Local laws and policies and is performed under the direction of the Stratmoor Hill Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The Fire Chief consults with the Board of Directors on issues of policy and planning, but works independently in supervising technical operations. Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, Fire Service Administration or related field with Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Must have completed or be enrolled in a recognized Officer Training Program. Fifteen (15) years progressively responsible experience in fire service including a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in fire service comparable to a Battalion Chief or higher. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Anticipated Starting Salary: $70,000 to $75,000 per year plus benefits DOQ.
Those interested in the position must request an application packet by calling Steve Rabe at (719) 371-3943 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is scheduled for March 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon, MST. The Stratmoor Hills Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fire Station Quick Facts:
- Firefighter / EMTs are on duty 24 hours/day
- You are not charged if they are called to your home to assist you
- SHVFD does not transport to hospital – you choose method of transport
- Will check blood pressure or vitals anytime at the Fire Station located on B Street, unless you are unable to come down here, we can and will come to your house.
- Neighbors may visit the fire station anytime between 8 am and 8 pm – come down and have a cup of coffee, visit the firefighters, take a tour or come watch trainings on Thursday nights starting at 7:00 and some Saturdays.
- Firefighters can come to your house to check your smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarm.
Even though someone is always here, if you have an emergency – Dial 9-1-1
If you call 9-1-1:
- Stay calm and answer the dispatcher’s questions- he/she will tell you what to do until emergency personnel arrive.
- If possible put pets away – this is for safety of pets as well as emergency personnel.
- Injuries most often result from slips, trips, and falls over “stuff” out of place or in the way in your own home – ensure you have a safe pathway and uncluttered home.
- Inform the 9-1-1 dispatcher if you have a “Knox Box” attached to your home – this allows the Fire Department to get into your home if you are unable to answer the door, not home for a structure fire / smoke detector sounding etc. If you are interested in knowing more about the Knox Box, please call the Fire Station Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- Ensure that your address is clearly visible from the street and there is good lighting (at night) for the Firefighters and ambulance to find your home. This can be done for little cost but makes a big difference in the middle of the night when we can’t find your house.
- It is common for people to wait too long to ask for help – delay in calling for help can make matters worse. For instance, a person got injured – but sat up all night in pain before calling for help at 6 am. They could have called much sooner and had a restful night!
Help Us Help You
Some valuable time saving tips in case of an emergency:
- Make sure at night your house numbers are well illuminated.
- Have your house number posted on your mailbox with 2” reflective numbers.
- If you take medications have them on a list that can be taken to the hospital.
- Make a list of your medical history and all drug allergies and keep them in an easy to find place, i.e. the fridge.
- If you have animals, please put them up.
- Don’t wait to call 911!