It is hard for many of us at Fairview to see the date January 21st on the calendar and not relive that dreaded night.
It was six years ago when Fairview Firefighters woke up to the announcement of a structure fire. The dispatchers broadcasted that there were multiple calls and reports of occupants trapped. Personnel raced to the scene to encounter a building fully involved with fire. Four occupants were fortunate enough to escape the inferno; regrettably, three did not and perished that night.
The Fairview Fire District remembers 112 Fairview Avenue. It is something we may never forget. The names Eva Block, Kerry Fitzsimmons, and Kevin Johnson will not be lost to time. In their memory, we work hard to make sure another tragedy does not occur through a robust public education program. We encourage the installation of sprinklers in every building built within district boundaries even when not required by the building code. We install car seats and smoke alarms at no charge. We do it because it helps protect people which is our mission.
Please remember that your Fairview Firefighters and EMT’s are here for you; committed to your everyday safety.