Employment Opportunity

The Lemay Fire Protection District is currently accepting resumes for employment as a Firefighter / Paramedic

Requirements for Consideration

Minimum requirements for the position include current Missouri or National Registry Paramedic License, current ACLS certification, Missouri Firefighter I and II Certification, Graduate from the St. Louis County Fire Academy (current December 17, 2019 graduates eligible), current Missouri Driver’s License.

Resume for Employment

Resumes will be accepted thru December 6, 2019 and must be submitted in person at the Administrative Office located at 1201 Telegraph St. Louis, MO 63125 / Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the time of submitted documents, the candidate will be scheduled for testing procedures in order to be considered for employment.

Additional Documents

Please include the following documents with current resume: Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal and Driving Records Review, copies of Missouri Driver’s License, EMT-P License, ACLS Certification, Firefighter I and II Certificate, St. Louis County Fire Academy Graduation Certificate, and any other pertinent documentation you would like to submit for employee candidate consideration.

For questions or additional information, contact dbert@lemayfire.org. or call 314-631-4500

The Lemay Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Thanksgiving Safety

Turkey Fryer Safety

Source: State Farm and All Hands Fire

The Lemay Fire Protection District, State Farm® and actor William Shatner want you to be safe when using turkey fryers this Thanksgiving. Watch the cautionary tale video above, 'Eat, Fry, Love', before you begin.
 
It's hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey-or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advise against using them.
 
If you plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and your home:
 
  1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  3. Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  4. Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  5. Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  8. Never leave fryers unattended.
  9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep an "ABC" or grease-rated fire extinguisher close by. Do not to use water or a garden hose on a fire related to Turkey Fryers.
  12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  15. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

 

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