While the winter months are upon us, it may seem like wildfire is the last thing on most of our minds. But the truth is, in some areas of our state, wildfires continue to be a threat. It’s never too soon to start preparing your property for the upcoming wildfire season.
It is getting hotter and hotter. Today may be the hottest day (so far) of 2016.
We want to help you keep others safe and prevent a tragedy. An average of 37 children per year and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from heat stroke (hyperthermia). Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for June 15 and June 16. The expected weather includes gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Open burning will not be allowed during Red Flag Warnings.
Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to the Westbank area on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 3:47 p.m. for a report of a brush fire. Crews responded to the hillside near to 0495 County Road 167, Glenwood Springs.
EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home.
Your family should know your escape routes and practice them.
When the smoke alarm sounds, you may only have seconds or minutes to escape safely.
Have a meeting place for everyone to gather outside.
Plan two ways out, in case one way is filled with smoke or fire.