Welcome from the Chief
As Chief of the New Sharon Fire & Rescue Department I extend a warm welcome to you. Our main goal in the New Sharon area is to do what we can to assist you in preventing property damage & injury. We hope to heighten your awareness of safety measures that you can take in order to prevent suffering unnecessary losses. We also want you to know that we are a group of community volunteers that are well trained and prepared to assist you in the unfortunate event that you suffer a loss due to fire or succumb to a physical ailment that requires professional assistance.
In addition to reading about our department, it’s history, equipment, & personnel, we have made available to you information that will assist you in making good choices with regard to maintaining a safe home environment. We will make available to you contact numbers that may possibly save you or a loved ones life. Numbers such as “Poison Control Center”, local hospitals, clinics, and HazMat.
– Ambulance / Hazmat …… 9-1-1
– Non-emergency 641-637-2217
– Fax 641-637-2596
– Grinnell Regional 641-236-7511
– Mahaska Health 641-672-3100
– Pella Community 641-628-3150
– New Sharon Medical Center 641-637-2651
– Oskaloosa Family Medical 641-672-2571
– Pella Medical Clinic 888-628-3150
– Alliant Energy 800-822-4348
– MidAmerican Energy 800-622-1013
Iowa DNR Emergency Response:
Poison Control Center: 1-800 222 1222
Here are some practical tips:
Memorize emergency numbers!
Replace batteries in smoke detectors annually & write the date on them.
Know to call 1-800 222 1222 if someone takes poison. This number will connect you to emergency help in your area.
Discuss a fire safety plan with your family & pre-arrange a safe meeting place in the event of a fire. Time is critical!
This gives you a way to quickly assess if everyone made it out of the house (building) safely.