What is the Rescue Alert program?
In 1977, the Manhattan Fire Department developed the Rescue Alert program to assist both Fire Department personnel and the public in being aware of rescue situations that may involve unusual circumstances. An individual may require additional assistance in being rescued due to illness, temporary or permanent disability, injury, age or other factors. The use of medical aides such as oxygen may present a potential danger not normally encountered in the home. While the department places search and rescue as the major priority at all fire scenes, situations may be encountered where prior knowledge of problems or needs could speed the rescue effort. Rescue Alert is a voluntary program in which anyone can participate. Individuals, caregivers or guardians may contact the fire department and seek information for this program. For more information on Rescue Alert, please call 785-587-4504.

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1. Where are the fire stations located in Manhattan?
2. What is the ISO rating in Manhattan?
3. How do I obtain a burn permit?
4. Can I burn leaves or brush in my yard?
5. How many fire extinguishers should I have in an apartment house?
6. How many fire extinguishers should I have in my business?
7. Where do I get my fire extinguisher serviced?
8. What do I do after a fire has occurred?
9. How does my club or organization arrange a tour of the fire station?
10. How can I schedule a fire prevention presentation for my organization or group?
11. What is the Rescue Alert program?
12. How often should I replace batteries in my smoke detectors?
13. Where should I place my smoke detectors?
14. Does the Manhattan Fire Department offer CPR, AED or First Aid training?
15. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
16. Who do I call if I'm planning to test fire alarms at my business?
17. How can I report fire hydrant problems?
18. My carbon monoxide detector is showing alarm, but I cannot see any problem. What should I do?
19. Why does my smoke detector make a short chirping sound every few minutes?