PulsePoint CPR App Now Active in Salem Area
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. The PulsePoint app alerts CPR-trained bystanders, like you, to a cardiac emergency in your immediate vicinity, so you can get to the scene and start CPR in the critical lifesaving minutes before EMS teams arrive.
Safety Tip of the Month: Home Heating Safety. Data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) indicates that one of the major causes of home structure fires is heating equipment. Home heating equipment is also one of the leading causes of home fire deaths, second only to fires caused by smoking materials. Due to colder temperatures, half of home heating equipment fires occur in December, January, and February.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws
The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed HB 3450, the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act, requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source. Click this link to see the Oregon State Fire Marshal's informational site
Register Your Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Your AED is a valuable asset to Salem. The Salem Fire Department would like to add your AED to our list of known AEDs. With this information our 9-1-1 Dispatch Center can advise the 9-1-1 caller that an AED may be on-site at their emergency.