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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

 

For those who didn’t know, each year Santa comes to the station and rides around on our antique fire truck, driving through our fire district, saying “Hi” to all the kiddos, moms and dads.  And, this year, we’re adding some new technology to make it easier for families to know when Santa will be by!

This year, Santa will be visiting the Jollyville area on December 7th but, if the weather is not agreeable, Santa will try to visit again on December 14th.  Santa will start his journey from the fire station, working his way around the streets close to the station, moving outward.  Santa will be traveling on the north side of Anderson Mill from 10a-12p and the south side from 1p-3p.  If you google map the area, he will be traveling through neighborhoods in the following order:

10a-12p

Timberwood

Village Oaks

Anderson Mill Village South

Forest North Estates

Jefferson Center

1p-3p

Rattan Creek

The antique fire truck Santa is riding on does not turn around well so it will not be traveling down dead end streets or cul-de sacs.  If you want to wave to Santa, make your way to a through street.

Unfortunately, Santa has a limited amount of time with us so he will only be traveling down streets and roadways that are in our fire district.  If you live in the City of Austin areas, make your way to a street in one of the areas above to wave to Santa.

As for the new technology, we are using a tracking software called “Followmee” which will allow everyone to track Santa through the district.  To find real-time updates on Santa’s location, click on the link below or copy it into a browser:

http://www.followmee.com/mapx.aspx?token=373917a8-3fad-40ec-976a-9c4c37e81cd9

This software does not update real-time, which means you won’t see Santa move around on the map, so you will need to refresh your browser each time you want to update Santa’s location.  It’s also accurate to within about 60-80 feet so don’t rely too heavily on exact location accuracy!

Happy Holidays from Jollyville Fire Department!

Fire Safety Info

Check the Air in your Spare!

Three times in the last three weeks, I have stopped to help someone change a flat tire.  Twice, I actually changed the tire.  The other time, I just used the flashy lights on the truck to protect the person who was actually doing the work.  Either way, I was there to help!  The issue that caught my attention was that, every time a tire was changed, the spare was flat.  This was not immediately apparent when we were putting the tire on the car but, when the jack was lowered and the tire had to hold the car’s weight, things drastically changed.

This made me think about my truck’s spare tire……..I bought my truck in 2002 and I have never thought of checking the air in my spare.  So, I did.  And, just like the others mentioned above, I had a whopping 15 psi in the spare.

Luckily, I learned about this problem via the mistakes made by others, so I thought I’d pass this little lesson on to all of you.

Before you’re on the side of a busy highway, in the dark, in the rain, make sure that your vehicle’s spare tire is ready to roll!

 

Volunteer Information

Community Leaders Wanted

Are you the person that stops to help someone change a tire?  Help someone reach something on the top shelf at HEB? Hold a door open for someone carrying packages?  Go out of your way to help someone that you’ve never met before?  If so, you are just the type of person we are looking for!

We are the Jollyville Volunteer Fire Department and we’re looking for people who want to do something to help their community.  If you are an outgoing, intelligent person who is willing to make the required time commitment, and want to be a major contributor to your community, call or come by the station and we will discuss your possible future as a community servant.

The basic requirements are:

A high school diploma or GED

A valid Texas driver’s license

Valid Texas auto insurance

Ability to attend two Monday night trainings a month

Availability to stay two nights a month at the fire station

Ability to attend 30 hours a month of trainings and calls

Willing to go the extra mile for your neighbor

Now, don’t be scared of the 30 hour commitment.  This minimum requirement includes the Monday night trainings, station overnights, community events, public education events and anytime you decide you would like to visit the station. 

Call (512-258-1038), check out the website (www.jvfd.org) or just come on by the station (9218 Anderson Mill Road) and we will see if you’ve got what it takes to be a “Community Leader.”

 

Employment Information

Hiring Info

We are not hiring at this time…..please check back early next year.