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NEMiss.News NAFD firemen with smoke alarms


The New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) has again partnered up with American Red Cross for fire safety.

“We have smoke alarms in stock at this time which were furnished to us by Red Cross,” said NAFD Chief Mark Whiteside.

“This fits right in with our beliefs and practices of Community Risk Reductions,” said Whiteside. “We work diligently towards prevention for life safety.

“The fire alarms will be free to homeowners within the New Albany city limits. They will be installed in homes by trained NAFD personnel.

“We will start this week with the list we have on file of people who have requested smoke alarms. The alarms have 10-year batteries.”

Homeowners needing fire alarms can call the non-emergency number, 662-534-1000, at Fire Station #1 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

“Please keep in mind,” said the Fire Chief, “that New Albany has an ordinance in place requiring owners of rental property to have smoke alarms installed in all rental units.”


NEMiss.News NAFD at Hillcrest Preschool




Thursday was the day for New Albany Fire Department to visit Hillcrest Preschool.


New Albany Fire Crew members from C shift visited the preschoolers and spoke to each one of them while talking about fire safety and knowing a firefighter is not frightening.


NEMiss.News NAFD 's Johathan Perry & daughters

Firefighter Jonathan Perry and his twin daughters who are students at the preschool.

“Again, reaching 120 preschool children is such a priority to us here at the fire service in New Albany. If we reach one child that can reach someone else in their own home, then we are successful.  This plays right into the direction fire safety and prevention is headed with the future of Community Risk Reduction,”  says New Albany’s Fire Chief, Mark Whiteside.

NEMiss.News NAFD student education


Fire crews of the New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) entertained 250 New Albany Kindergarten and pre-school students Friday, Sept. 18, with a fire safety program.

“We put together 250 bags of fire prevention and fire safety items to give to the students,” said NAFD Chief Mark Whiteside. “We gave them to each child when they came through and talked with firefighters.

“Our philosophy on this falls right in with the Community Risk Reduction plans we are working on to reach each and every household one way or another to educate our citizens on safety,” said Whiteside.

“If we can reach one person through education at our local schools and the information is taken home and passed on to their families, then the time, effort, money, and training is worth every cent spent,” said the fire chief.

Reaching 250 students plus teachers and staff is a great start toward preparing for fire prevention week in October.

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