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The Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is a rural 4/6 ISO rated volunteer department established in 1983 and located approximately 5 miles outside of Fayetteville, just off Hwy 16 east.

    

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Effective July 1, 2007 the RMFD joining fee is $120.  This fee includes a reflective address sign for your home.  The yearly dues are $60 per year.

 

Effective March 1, 2007 the RMFD is a 4/6 ISO rated department.

History of the Dalmatian

 

             

 

The Dalmatian has been the fire dog since fire departments used horses.  Dalmatians were bred for endurance and stamina.  Dalmatians are not fast dogs but are able to run for long periods without rest.  Dalmatians were trained to escort the horse drawn engine to the fire scene and prevent stray dogs from interfering.  The spotted Dalmatians were easy for the horses to distinguish from the other dogs.  Once at the fire scene the Dalmatians would continue to protect the horses from other animals.

 

 

 

 

History of the Maltese Cross

 

             

 

The badge of a fireman is the Maltese Cross.  This Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection and a badge of honor.  Its story is hundreds of years old.

When a courageous band of crusaders known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors.  It was a simple, but a horrible device of war, it wrought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters for the cross.  The Saracens weapon was fire.

As the crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, they were struck by glass bombs containing naphtha.  When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens hurled a flaming torch into their midst.  Hundreds of the knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths.

Thus, these men became our first firemen and the first in a long list of courageous firefighters.  Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each a badge of honor - a cross similar to the one firemen wear today.  Since the Knights of St. John for close to four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.

The Maltese Cross is your symbol for protection.  It means that the fireman that wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago.  The Maltese Cross is a fireman's badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage - a ladder rung away from death.

 

 

 

 

 

Test your Fire Safety IQ

 

Fire kills thousands of people in North America every year, most in their own homes.  Most of these occur needlessly.  Understanding the dangers of fire, how to avoid them and how to react when fire occurs will lesson the chances that you will become a victim.  By taking this fun quiz, it is our hope that you will learn something about the cause of fires and change them way you respond when they occur.

The answers are at the bottom of the page.

 

1.    What is the number one cause of home fire fatalities?

            a) Smoking materials

            b) Cooking equipment

            c) Lightning

            d) Heating equipment

2.    Where do the majority of fire related deaths occur?

            a) School

            b) Work

            c) Home

            d) Vehicles

3.  Which of the following time segments account for the largest number of home fire deaths?

            a) 6pm to midnight

            b) Midnight to 4am

            c) 4am to 10am

            d) 10am to 6pm

4.  In what room do the largest number of home fires start?

            a) Recreation room

            b) Bedroom

            c) Kitchen

            d) Utility Room

5.  Most fire related deaths result from burns

            a) True

            b) False

6.  If a fire occurs while you are asleep, the smoke will awaken you.

            a) True

            b) False

7.  If your clothing were to catch on fire, you should:

            a) Run to the tub or shower

            b) Call the fire department

            c) Stop, drop and roll

            d) Put baking soda on it

8.  If a grease fire starts in a pot on the stove, what should you do?

            a) Escape and call the fire department

            b) Pour water on it

            c) Slide a lid over the pan

            d) Turn off the heat

9.  If you receive a burn while cooking, what should you do immediately?

            a) Smear butter on it

            b) Run cold water on it

            c) Apply ointment

            d) Pack it with ice

10.  In what season do the largest number of home fires occur?

            a) Spring

            b) Summer

            c) Fall

            d) Winter

 

Answers:  1)a   2)c   3)b   4)c   5)b   6)b   7)c   8)c & d   9)b   10)d