All are invited to our annual Craft Fair and Open House scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at the main fire station 113 North New Prospect Road. Past years have seen a large response for this event, please make sure you come early. All vendor tables for the craft fair have been sold, which means that there will be plenty of quality items available just in time to start your holiday shopping. Food and refreshments are also available on site.
In addition to the great craft fair event, the fire company will also be holding our annual open house. Bring your family to learn about important fire safety facts and procedures to help prevent loss of life and property, as well as prevention of injury. There will be fire apparatus and equipment on hand, and fire fighters to help answer your questions. We hope to see you on Sunday, October 14.
One automatic fire sprinkler system activated in an apartment on Arcadia Court at 9:52 p.m. on Tuesday night, October 2, 2012 potentially stopping a larger, more costly fire. Fire fighters from Stations 54, 55 and 57 were dispatched for a fire alarm at that address, and on arrival, found that the occupants in Building 11 had removed a flaming pizza box from an oven, which activated the sprinkler head. The fire sprinkler put the fire out. Although there was some water damage to the kitchen and carpet, the occupants were fortunate that the fire did not progress, and no injuries occurred.
Crews from Engine 5541, 5411, 5521 were on the scene handling the incident. Engines 5511 and 5417 and Rescue 5503 stood by the event of other calls. Chiefs Tim Carson 5500 and Bob Haskins 5400 were command officers. Jackson Police and the Jackson First Aid Squad were also on the scene.