FIRE DANGER LEVEL JUMPS TO HIGH
Beginning Saturday, June 13, 2015, the fire danger level increases to high. The Industrial level will remain at level 1.
No Debris burning.
No Fireworks use on forestlands.
No exploding targets.
No equipment use in dry vegetation between
the hours of 1 pm and 8 pm.
Other regulated use restrictions
Fire Danger in Wild and Scenic Sections of Rogue River
June 2015 –
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and retailers will be selling fireworks in some areas.
Number one is to be safe and prepared!
The Applegate Valley Fire District would like to remind everyone, that although the Fourth of July is an exciting holiday, it is important to be safe.
Fireworks are now on sale in Oregon, but with the hot and dry season, they come with an extra warning when it comes to fire danger this year. Some communities do not allow the sale of fireworks while others programs use the sale of fireworks for fundraisers. The Oregon State Fire Marshal says 165 fires were caused by fireworks in 2014. This year, with the unusually warm weather, the stakes could be even higher. It's one of the many reasons the state fire marshal urges people to only use legal fireworks and in safe places.
Fireworks of any kind are prohibited in forests, parks, campgrounds and beaches. Fireworks like Roman Candles, bottle rockets and firecrackers are illegal in Oregon and could land you a $1,000 fine. The state fire marshal reminds you that anything that travels more than six feet on the ground or a foot into the air is not allowed in Oregon, and that "permitted fireworks retailers and stands" are the only places where you can be sure that what you're buying is legal.
Each July Fourth, thousands of people, mostly children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Please urge our communities to be safe, use caution, especially around children…..better yet, enjoy displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals.
Number one is to be safe, especially with kids. Use extra caution with kids and be sure that you are buying legal fireworks.
Thank you for all you do to keep our communities informed and prepared.
We appreciate your support!
Message from your Safety Committee;
" Protect your ride home: Remember to roll up the windows and chock the tires when parked on a fire scene".
Spring Fireside Newsletter
The Fire District's Newsletter packed with information
and Seasonal Tips
are open to the public;
Next Board meeting is Wednesday July 15, 2015-
6 pm at Station 1
Please visit the following link for more information on the next meetiing.
For more information visit the Board Page.
HOME SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU!
Clean gutters and roofs of debris.
Remove tree limbs that overhang roof.
Creat a Family Escape Plan.
Think about your animals too!
Call the District Office to set up a Fire Safety Education that is right for you! Ask for Carey; 541-899-1050
Do you have a Family Escape Plan?
Having a Family Escape Plan helps to reduce panic and will protect your family from a fire started inside your home. Knowing how to quickly and safely get to your meeting place, then call 911, can save lives and property.
Follow these simple steps to develop a family escape plan;
Get together as a family and draw a floor plan of your home, marking all windows and doors.
- Show two ways out of each room in case your main route is blocked by smoke or flames. Make sure that windows can be easily opened.
- Show working smoke alarms!
- Agree on an outside meeting place where every family member will wait for the fire department.
- Call 911 after you are safely out. Never go back in for any reason.
- Plan for those requiring help; infants, our elderly & pets.
- Practice your plan together.
IT IS ALWAYS TIME TO CHECK SMOKE ALARMS!
Replace smoke alarms that are older than 10 years old and batteries as needed. Early detection is key to your survival. Remeber to check your batteries in the your carbon monoxide detectors also.
Carbon Monoxide is known as the "Silent Killer"
It is an invisible, odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline, wood, propane and oil. When these fuels burn incompletely, CO is produced.
Carbon Monoxide Detecxtors ARE NOT Smoke Detectors!
Post a visible address sign.
First one is always free from HQ...
Please contact Carey @ the District Office for more information