Riley Oddfellow Fire Prevention Fund
- October 21st, 2016 -
This time last year, the members of Lockport Lodge #500 of the Independent Order of Oddfellows teamed with the Riley Fire Department and established the Riley Oddfellow Fire Prevention Fund. Letters much like this one were sent out to the buinesses in the Riley Community. Several area businesses joined us in our effort to proactively make Our Community a Safer Place.
On the Friday, November 4th, before the Fall time change, we are going to present a 9-volt battery along with fire prevention info to every student and staff member at Riley Elementary School. We estimate an approximate 500 batteries will be sent home with the kids with the idea CHANGE YOUR CLOCK – CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES.
The responses that the we have received from this program have been favorable and NO home fire fatalities have been recorded in the Riley Area.
So, we would like to continue this effort, Keeping Our Community Safe.
In order to do this, we are inviting the area businesses to again partner with the Oddfellows and the Fire Department in funding this program.
We will again include a list of sponsors with the batteries and fire prevention material sent home with the kids.
Please send your donation to Riley Oddfellow Fire Prevention Fund P.O. Box 511, Riley, Indiana 47871.
If you have any questions, you may contact Division Chief Kevin Murphy at 812-894-3610.
Child Safety Seat Program Saves Lives
- February 2nd, 2016 -
Honey Creek and Riley Fire Departments are promoting a child passenger safety public service geared to protect Hoosier children’s lives on the nation’s highways.
Honey Creek and Riley Fire Departments have been operating permanent child safety seat inspection stations since 2007. These permanent child safety seat inspection stations are staffed by nationally certified child passenger safety seat technicians who will inspect car seats and instruct families how to properly secure them in their vehicles. Appointments can be made with the technicians during normal business hours.
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Readying Your Vehicle For Winter
- January 1st, 2016 -
INDIANAPOLIS – Public safety officials are reminding Hoosier motorists of a few tips to help get ready for the coming winter.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Indiana State Police (ISP) affirm that all Hoosier motorists need to prepare vehicles in preparation for difficult winter travel conditions.
Drivers are encouraged to follow these tips to winterize vehicles:
- Check tire pressure and tread depth. Use a pressure gauge and measure tire tread depth to ensure good traction. Consult your owner’s manual for advice. Look for uneven wearing which can also be dangerous.
- Check battery, exhaust system, heater and defroster. Make sure the battery is not past its lifespan, and that the terminals are tight and free of corrosion. Hoses and belts should be inspected for cracks. Now is the time to discover if your heater is broken – not when the temperature drops.
- Check antifreeze. Make sure that a 50 percent antifreeze, 50 percent water mixture is at the proper radiator level. If the coolant is two years old, get it flushed and refilled.
- Change oil every 3,000-5,000 miles. Consider using a lighter, “winter weight” oil. Refer to your owner’s manual for guidance.
- Check windshield wipers and blades: Replace the blades twice a year and make sure extra wiper fluid is on hand.
- Ensure the four-wheel drive system and brakes are functioning properly.
- It is a good idea to keep at least a half tank of gas in your car at all times during the winter months, to keep the fuel lines from freezing.
- Even with the best maintenance and cautious driving, snow, ice and freezing temperatures can sometimes still get the best of your vehicle. Hazardous winter driving conditions induce crashes, which are the leading cause of death during winter storms. Being prepared to handle potential slide-offs, crashes, and car trouble in winter is a simple but crucial step to take in preparing for the next few months.
Prepare a winter emergency kit for your vehicle. Supplies should include:
- At least two blankets or a sleeping bag
- Flashlight or battery-powered lantern and extra batteries
- Booster (jumper) cables
- Emergency flares
- Extra clothing, particularly boots, hats and mittens
- A steel shovel and rope to use as a lifeline
- Bottled water or juice and nonperishable high-energy foods (granola bars, raisins, nuts, peanut butter or cheese crackers)
- Thermos or container that won’t allow liquids to freeze
- First-aid kit and necessary medications
- Sand or non-clumping cat litter for tire traction if your vehicle gets stuck in snow or ice
- A cell phone charger which can be adapted to vehicle use
- Ice scraper and snow brush
- Tire repair kit and pump
- Candle, matches, heat sticks/packs, lighters, hand-warmers, etc. (Be sure to crack the window if you using a heat source inside the vehicle)
Have You Made Your Smart911 Profile Yet???
- March 8th, 2014 -
Watch the video below for more information. Vigo County is one of two counties in Indiana that participate in this program.