Village Fire Now Hiring Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT
Become a member of a premier ISO Class 1 fire department.
Download the Firefighter/Paramedic application packet here. Applications accepted until March 17, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Download the Firefighter/EMT application packet here. Applications accepted until March 29, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014
In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.
Being prepared for severe weather doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A few simple steps, such as having a disaster supplies kit, could help save your life.
During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we ask that you Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live.
Visit the NWS Houston/Galveston website for more severe weather preparation information.
Health Officials Urge Vaccination Before Flu Season Strikes
Texas Department of State Health Services
Sept. 30, 2013
With flu season set to begin and vaccine in plentiful supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against the flu.
“We have already seen an increase in flu activity in Texas, and now is the time to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Lisa Cornelius, DSHS infectious diseases medical officer. “A dose of vaccine now will help protect people throughout the flu season. There is no reason to put it off.”
The flu is caused by various influenza viruses. The vaccine is formulated each year to match the strains of flu researchers expect to be circulating. New versions of the vaccine available this year will protect against four strains of the virus. The new vaccine is available as a shot for everyone and as a nasal spray for people ages 2 to 49 who are healthy and not pregnant. The version of the vaccine that covers three strains is also still available.
This year’s vaccine protects against the strains A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2) and B/Massachusetts/2/2012. The four-strain vaccine will also protect against B/Brisbane/60/2008.
Flu symptoms come on quickly and can be severe. They include fever, coughing, sore throat, aches, chills and fatigue. Most healthy people recover without problems after a week or more, but people 65 and older, pregnant women, young children and people with chronic health conditions are at higher risk for serious complications and even death. It is especially important for people in those high-risk groups to be vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months old or older be vaccinated against seasonal flu. The CDC also says that children under age 9 who are getting the flu vaccine for the first time should get two doses at least four weeks apart.
People can help stop the spread of the flu and other illnesses by covering all coughs and sneezes, washing their hands frequently and staying home when sick.
People can contact their health care provider, local health department or dial 2-1-1 to find out where to get a flu shot. Flu information and tips for protecting against the flu are at texasflu.org.
Blood Pressure Checks
Fire Department personnel will take blood pressure readings. You can stop by 7 days a week, from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, just ring the doorbell to alert fire crews of your presence. There will be times that the firefighters will be out of the station responding to emergency calls, if that is the case please check back at a later time