Fire Safety

  • Winter Safety Tips

    Posted November 15, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. There are many things to think about and be aware of as the winter months draw near. Here is a list of things to consider for staying safe this winter:

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  • Bike Helmet Giveaway at Mountain Fair

    Posted July 26, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    We are giving away bike helmets at certain times each day at Mountain Fair! On Saturday & Sunday, at 11 am & 2 pm, we will give away 15 bike helmets to kids at our first aid booth.
  • Sparklers Get Hot!

    Posted June 29, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    How hot does a sparkler get? Up to 1200 degrees! Be careful when using sparklers! Here are some tips to keep your kids safe with sparklers from safekids.org
  • Never Leave Children, Disabled Adults or Pets in a Parked Vehicle

    Posted June 21, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    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.
  • Red Flag Warning - June 15 & June 16

    Posted June 14, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    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.
  • Westbank Area Brush Fire

    Posted April 4, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    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.
  • Do you know EDITH?

    Posted February 24, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    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.

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Posted February 23, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    High levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can be fatal, causing death within minutes! Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas. There is no way to detect it without an alarm. Alarms should be placed within ten feet of all sleeping areas in all homes Symptoms of CO poisoning mimic flu-like symptoms. If you are feeling symptoms, immediately move to an open window or go outdoors and call 911.
  • Smoke Alarms

    Posted February 20, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    More about the importance of fire alarms and best places to install them in your home.
  • Electrical Safety

    Posted February 19, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    -Do not overload electrical sockets
    -Do not run cords under rugs or furniture. *cords can become worn, overheat, and cause a fire.*
    -Use power strips equipped with overload protection.
    -Make sure to use only approved cords and power strips (approved by UL, Underwriter’s Laboratories)