528 North Ireland Street, Greensburg, Indiana 47240

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Our Fire Department

The GREENSBURG Fire Department is located 528 North IRELAND STREET, GREENSBURG, Indiana. 

The Greensburg Fire Department takes pride in serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of the City of Greensburg and Washington Township of Decatur County Indiana.

Our Department specializes in providing quality fire suppression, basic life support, non-transport EMS, and hazardous materials response at the operations level. We also provide county wide auto extrication, rope rescue and ice rescue through mutual aid agreements with the 9 other fire departments serving Decatur County.

The Department conducts annual inspections of commercial buildings, provide fire safety programs (fire stop programs and free smoke detectors).

The Greensburg Fire Department moved into its current location at 528 North Ireland st. in 1975 from the original building located on South Broadway st. On August 5, 1985 Assistant Cheif Larry D. Filler was on duty. He was out in the rear parking lot and collapsed from a medical incident which he passed away from later that day.  The station was renamed Larry D. Filler Station 1 in honor of our fallen brother. 

In December of 2016 the Greensburg Fire Department added a second station at 201 South Broadway.  This station is located across the train tracks on the west end of the police station. It's a single engine house with Engine 4 and two firefighters. On August 19, 2017 this second station was dedicated as Norman D. Stuart Station 2 after our fallen brother. Norman Stuart was on duty on January 18, 1988 when they received a call for a vehicle fire. Engine 8 responded with Stuart driving and Assistant Cheif Clark in the officers seat.  On the way to the fire E8 was involved in an accident and Stuart passed away as a result. 

 

Fire Facts

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    Fire kills

    Every year more than 3,800 people die fire related deaths in the U.S. Approximately 18,300 people are injured every year in fires. Most of these fires could have been prevented by practicing proper fire safety and having fire alarms. On average more than 60 firefighters die every year in the line of duty.

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    Understand the fire triangle

    A simplified cousin to the fire tetrahedron, the triangle represents the three components that fires need to exist: heat, oxygen and fuel. If one of these components is missing, a fire can’t ignite. Heat can be generated by a cigarette, an electrical current or a home heater. Fuel can be anything combustible, such as wood, paper, clothing, furniture, gases or chemicals. Once a fire starts, if any of the three components is removed, the fire is extinguished. Water is used to cool a fire and take away the heat source. Oxygen can be removed by smothering a fire with dirt, sand, a chemical agent or a blanket. Fuel can be removed by moving combustible materials away from the fire or by simply waiting until the fire consumes the material and goes out of its own accord.

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    The Kitchen

    Most house fires start in the kitchen. Cooking is the leading cause of home fire injuries. Cooking fires often start from overheated grease and unattended cooking. Electric stoves are involved in more fires than gas stoves.

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    Leading causes of death

    Another fact about fire is that smoking is the primary cause of death by fire in the U.S. The second cause of fire deaths is heating equipment.

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    Arson

    Arson is the third most common cause of home fires. Arson in commercially operated buildings is the major reason for fire deaths and injuries in those types of properties.

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    Smoke Inhalation

    More people die from smoke inhalation than flames. Fire can suck all of the oxygen from a room and replace it with poisonous smoke and gases before flames even reach a room. Many times people die from lack of oxygen before the fire reaches their room.

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    Fire Runs

    According to NFPA, firefighters in the U.S. were called out on 501,500 structure fires in 2015. Between 2007 and 2011, there was an average of 2,570 civilian deaths and 13,210 civilian injuries per year, and a total estimated cost of $329 billion in 2011.

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    Candles

    Candles caused approximately 9,300 home fires and 86 home fire deaths between 2009 and 2013.They were also responsible for 827 injuries and $374 million in property damage.

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    Smoke Alarms

    Approximately two-thirds of all fire deaths happen in homes where there’s no working fire alarm. Your chance of dying in a home fire is cut in half if you have a working smoke alarm.

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