We are Volunteers
The Bridgetown Fire Department is a Volunteer Department. When someone dials 9-1-1 we are notified by pager,
and we leave our homes and jobs to go to where ever we are needed. We have to drive to the fire station to get the necessary
equipment and fire trucks, in our personal vehicles. When you see a vehicle on the road with a flashing red Light Please Pull
over. The house we are going to may be yours.
Our methods of extinguishment have been refined over the years through education in
fire sciences. Basically speaking, the best method of extinguishment is a quick interior attack if possible. This is made
possible with the improved personal safety equipment that today's firefighters use. Turnout gear and breathing apparatus
helps us get closer to the fire for short periods of time.
We have a set of hydraulic spreading devices called "The Jaws of Life". These tools enable
firefighters to spread, pull and cut metal to free-trapped victims of vehicle collisions. To assist in this operation we also
use power saws, cable hoists, glasscutters and assorted hand operated tools.
Medical Life SupportFor several
years Bridgetown firefighters have been providing Basic Medical Assistance which involves Standard First Aid and CPR.
We are dispatched most of the time the ambulance service receives a call. Most times we can be on the scene within 3-6
Public Fire Education
We provide station tours
to anyone serviced by the Bridgetown Fire Department. Fire safety programs for children and adults include our annual
Open House every year in the Fall. We teach the importance of fire safety, and safety awareness in related areas.
Below you will find out just how your money is spent with your Fire