Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Fire Department representative presented to both the public and members of the Needles City Council the Administrative Monthly Report for March 2013.
According to the March 2013 Administrative Monthly Report, San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a total of 92 request for assistance.
Division wide, San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a total of 666 incidents in the South Desert area during March 2013.
Estimated fire lose totaled $170,500 dollars and value lose totaled $323,000 dollars during March 2013.
San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the follows incidents:
– Fire: 6
-Rupture / Explosions: 0
– EMS / Rescue : 61
– Hazardous Conditions: 0
– Service Calls: 6
– Good Intent Calls: 19
– False Calls: 0
– Other: 0
Outside of the city limits of Needles, California, San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the follows incidents:
– Fires: 3
– Traffic Incidents 1
– Railroad: 0
– Medical Aid: 0
For City of Needles response area year to date, non-fire response were totaled 249, fire responses totaled 10, and alarms totaled 259.
San Bernardino County Fire Department representative also talk about preventing Hyperthermia and gave tips on how to avoid leaving your child alone in a car.
According to the “Never Leave Your Child Alone in the Car” sheet from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Since 1998, more then 500 children across the United States have died as a result of Hyperthermia (Also known as Heat Stroke). For every child dies after being left alone in a hot car, hundreds more are near misses.
To reduce the number of deaths and near misses as the community of Needles, California gets closer into the summer heat season with temperatures exceeding over 110*F, the San Bernardino County Fire Department want you to remember the A.C.T.
** Avoid – heat stroke related injury and death by: **
– Never leaving your child alone in the car or any vehicle, not even for a minute.
– Consistently locking unattended vehicle doors and trucks.
** Create – reminders and habits: **
– Place a purse, briefcase, gym bag, cellular phone, or an item that is needed at your next stop in the back seat of your vehicle.
** Take – action: **
– Dial 911 immediately and follow the instructions that emergency personnel tells you.
Please remember that as weather conditions get more hotter in the community of Needles, California, take the time to check around you vehicle if you have a child or pet in the vehicle and make sure to not leave them inside the vehicle.