The public can now access information about the Linton Fire Department online and learn useful tips for fire safety.
Linton Fire Chief Brad Sparks said www.lintonfire.com is an updated version of the former website, and contains useful information for the community.
"We (Linton Fire Department) have had a website for years, and this is just updated. The old one was probably five or six years outdated," Sparks explained.
The website, designed by Heather Graves of How Charming Photography, contains information about the Linton Fire Department's involvement in the community and how to stay safe at home.
There are tabs on the website to describe the types and importance of having smoke alarms in the home, and fire safety tips.
The information provided by the Linton Fire Department includes five safety tips, including a smoke alarm audit, ensuring fire extinguishers are in a handy location, discussing fire prevention with children, taking a look at your home from your child's point of view, and avoiding overloaded sockets and chords.
"These are important fire safety tips, not just for kids, but young adults and the elderly as well," Sparks stressed, noting there will also be state and national resources available.
The website will continue to be updated, including information about burn bans and fundraising events.
"This won't just be ours. It will include the surrounding departments as well. We want to help them anyway we can," Sparks said.
The website also offers a resource for the fire department to thank local businesses for their continued support.
"A lot of businesses support us and it is kind of a way to give back to them and hopefully bring them business," Sparks said.
Sparks said he also wants to use the website to let the community know of their continued work in the area.
"Some people think we just sit up here at the fire station and wait for runs. ... This (past) year we hosted the Meet the Miners, we put out the American flags for the holidays and we held the food drive with Santa Claus," Sparks said. "We also put out the Miner flags during football season. We are hoping to start doing that during basketball season so we can keep it going all year around."
Sparks said the fire department is closely partnered with the Linton Police Department and Greene County Sheriff's Department as well.
"We are available anytime they need us," Sparks added.
The fire department also assisted with the National Night Out, which is a night filled with games and entertainment where the community can visit with local emergency personnel.
Sparks said the community should frequently check back to the website to learn about fundraising efforts and events in the community with which the fire department is assisting.