Public Service Announcement regarding Fire Safety
The National Fire Protection Association has announced their theme for Fire Prevention
Week Campaign beginning October 4, 2015.
“Hear the Beep Where You Sleep:
Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm Code ®, requires a smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on
every level of the home.
General Fire Safety tips for your family to remember to have a safe summer include:
Grilling Safety, Always Wear a Life Jacket (in and around your pool or any open waters),
Two Ways Out of your home, Outdoor open burns including bon-fires and burning
barrels, supervise children now that school will be vacationing soon, and fire safety tips
regarding electrical hazards and cooking safety.
Visit or call your local fire department for more information regarding any of these safety
messages or visit the National Fire Protection website and follow the links to any of these
The City of Watertown Fire Department will undergo changes related to their Public Education Office.
After July 1, 2015 the Public Education Office will not be staffed and all inquiries to this office will need to be directed to the administrative phone number at
Fire personnel will take your request and refer it to the appropriate officer.
Depending on staffing levels the day of your event, fire personnel may be assigned to assist you; however if resources are not available you may be asked to reschedule to another time.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your organization. Your request for services will be handled in the most professional manor
and we will continue to assist the citizens of Watertown to the best of our abilities with
the resources we have.
This change will include all Public Education events at local schools, work places,
community events, local organizations and station tours.
All inquires related to any code issue or inspection will continue to be handled by the City of Watertown Codes Department and can be reached at 315-785-7735.
Any questions regarding this change can be directed to the Public Education office until
July1, 2015 at 785-7809. After this date, questions can be directed to the Fire Chief at 785-7800.
Thank you for your efforts helping us to keep our community safe!!
“Fire is Everyone’s Fight”