The threat of fire and its devastating effects on life and property are of major importance and priority for the Easton Fire Department. To address those concerns and to provide rapid, safe, and effective firefighting efforts, the Easton Fire Department operates from three fire stations located at strategic points throughout the community. Easton firefighters respond in a rapid and safe manner with occupant safety and rescue of endangered citizens as our most important mission priority
First Responder Program
Seriously injured people need help fast. With this in mind, the Easton Fire Department, through the First Responder Program has developed a way to expedite emergency care to those in need by sending the neighborhood fire company to life-threatening emergency medical incidents.
Because firehouses are strategically located throughout the city, a fire unit can be on the scene within a maximum time of approximately four minutes. This is especially important when a patient is experiencing heart failure or has stopped breathing. Unless medical care is received within four to six minutes, there is little chance of recovery.
Upon arrival, trained firefighters immediately assess the victim's condition and begin providing emergency medical care to the patient. This care may include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), administering oxygen, bleeding control, or even emergency childbirth. Now with the implementation of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program firefighters can administer a life-saving shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
Once the ambulance arrives, patient care is transferred to paramedics who provide advanced life support. Easton firefighters remain on the scene to assist the paramedics as needed.
The Easton Fire Department has been a leader in providing outstanding public fire safety education at all schools and health care facilities, as well as to community groups. Using a variety of teaching methods, firefighters teach fire safety, fire prevention, and fire extinguisher procedures and conduct fire drills. Some of our firefighters are also trained in the juvenile fire setter intervention program. The aim of the program is to prevent the onset of fire-play and curiosity fire-setting behaviors by children and to decrease fire-setting behaviors through the provision of a seamless continuum of prevention, education, and treatment.
Our goal is to make our community a safe place in which to live and play. Educating our citizens on things they can do to make their homes and surroundings safe and teaching them what they should do in case of an emergency are very effective ways to achieve this goal.