There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Only use your […]
Training Academy There is a lot going on around the station these days. Here are a few photos of some of our recruits during fire academy training this past weekend. Students concentrated on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically on acclimating to the weight and dexterity required while wearing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
Here’s your monthly reminder to test those smoke detectors and practice/plan your fire escape plan. Whether at home or in an office, always know two ways out as well as the planned evacuation route!
When emergency strikes – will responders be able to clearly identify your house? The top thing you can do is to make certain that your home is clearly marked with your address. Below are some visibility tips so that first responders can easily locate your house in an emergency: Visible from Both Directions Posting your […]
Traveling and living in motor homes, campers, and recreational vehicles has grown significantly over the past few years. Each year, fires in them cause deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars in damages. Common locations for fires in motorhomes are the kitchen, engine area, and the electrical system. With a few simple safety tips, you can […]
Every year in the US there are 16,500 workplace fires, including stores and offices, that cause $932 million in direct property damage. Here are some tips to help prevent workplace fires, keep workers safe and keep businesses open. Eliminate fire hazards in the workplace: Check for damaged or overloaded electrical outlets, cords and cables. Keep […]
Every year, there are over 6,000 garage fires in homes within the US, with electrical malfunction being the leading cause (shorts in wires, damaged wires, overloading electrical outlets, etc). Garage fires tend to spread farther and cause more injuries and greater dollar loss than fires that start in all other areas of the home. FEMA […]
Did you know that home fires occur more in winter than in any other season? Some alarms may use your home’s electrical system and that could stop working during a power outage. Make sure that your smoke alarm has a back-up battery and replace the battery at least once a year. Three out of five […]
Raising chickens as a hobby is popular. Hobby farmers enjoy raising hens as pets or livestock. Protect people, property, and your flock from the tragedy of fire. SAFETY TIPS Make sure that heat lamps are properly secured. This will keep them from being knocked over. Keep heat lamps away from anything that can burn. Keep […]