As we enter the winter heating and holiday season, the Jackson Fire Department invites you to check out these two links for important holiday safety tips.
From Fire Dept to owners of automatic alarm systems
Hello, this is a message from the Jackson Fire Department to all home-owners who have automatic alarm systems with an alarm company. An example of this would be someone who contracts with "Pope Security" for an automatic fire alarm system.
If you have such a system, please make sure that the information the alarm company has on file for your residence matches your new/current address. This is especially important for those homeowners who have NEW street names as well as house numbers.
When an alarm is tripped, the alarm company calls 911 and ultimately gives the fire/police department an address. With the new changes to Jackson's street addresses, this information has been often incorrect. It has even caused delays with the fire department and the ambulance squad responding to calls. So, PLEASE check with your alarm company and make sure that information to be given out to 911 is correct.
And all homeowners/tenants, should make sure that their house number is either attached to the house AND visible from the road in both directions, OR it should be at the end of the driveway for the fire and police departments to see in an emergency. Numbers should be 4" high and reflective. If you do not know your house number, please check with the Jackson Town Office.
Thank you and please be safe in this winter heating season.
Jackson Fire Department