News about the Fire Department

Family Protection Program: Winter Storm Tips


A Severe Storm is defined as one that produces six inches or more of snow in 48 hours or less, or damaging ice over 5,000 square miles.

A Winter Storm Watch means hazardous winter weather conditions may affect your area.

A Winter StormWarning means hazardous winter weather conditions are threatening your area. 

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Family Protection Program: Flood Safety Tips and Recovery


Flash floods move at incredible speeds. They can roll boulders, tear down trees, and destroy buildings and bridges. When a flash flood warning is issued for your area or the moment you first realize a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to get out of the area subject of flooding.

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Family Protection Program: Hazardous Materials Tips and Recovery


Hazardous Material Incidents: The Chemical Manufacturers Association estimates that, in an average year, one of every three trains and one of every ten trucks is carrying hazardous materials.

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Family Protection Program: Fire Hazards and Recovery


Fire is always a danger. It can be even more dangerous during a natural emergency when fire departments may not be available to help you.

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Babysitter/Visitor Information


We use babysitters often. Whether they are people from our family or recruited from the community, most are not familiar with our home and where emergency information can be obtained. When we place trust of our loved ones with others, it is only appropriate to all concerned to know how to take care of emergencies when they occur.

Create a form for your babysitte and include the following information:

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Family Protection Program: Emergency Checklist



1. Know how to shut off utilities. Where?

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Fire Sprinkler Systems for the Home


Using quick response sprinklers and approved piping, homes can be built or even remodeled to include low-cost automatic sprinkler systems connected to the domestic water supply.

Sprinkler systems offer advantages to the homebuilder:

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Family Protection Program: Home Escape Plan


Develop an escape plan for your home:

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