- COA Fan and Air Conditioner Drive - 07/09/2014
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (06/16/2014) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced today that it
would begin the collection of fan and air conditioner units as part of its
Annual “Beat the Heat” Fan & Air Conditioner Drive.
- Calls Responded - 07/08/2014
Number of calls Central Fire has responded to for the year 2014 is at 1238. Click here for more info and graphs
- Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - 05/08/2014
We all should be properly restrained with seat belts in our vehicles. Infant child seats can sometimes be tricky to install correctly.
Please call to make an appointment with our certified child passenger safety technicians if you would like your child’s safety seat to be inspected.
- 7/30/2014 09:00 - Training
- 7/30/2014 18:00 - BOV
- 7/31/2014 09:00 - Training
- 8/8/2014 09:00 - Training
- 8/12/2014 09:00 - Training
- 8/13/2014 09:00 - Training
- 8/19/2014 07:00 - 13:00 - Booked
- 8/27/2014 18:00 - BOV
- 9/9/2014 18:00 - Training
- 9/10/2014 18:00 - Training
Hurricane Season is here: Make sure you are prepared
Hurricane Season is June 1 – November 30
Have a plan for how heavy rains and winds will affect your home and property. Have a single point of contact, (someone out of the storm area) whom all the family members know to contact. Have the disaster supply kit assembled and in an available location.
A typical disaster kit should include ( but not limited to) non-perishable food, manual can opener, bottled water, blankets and pillows, copies of important documents, flashlights with extra batteries, moisture wipes, bug spray and toiletries.
Keeping a first aid kit with medicines, doctors names and phone numbers, phone numbers to pharmacies, and health care information. Wound care and basic pain relievers are also good items to have in the first aid kit.
Make sure your pets are up to date on shots and have proper identification on them. Have a cage, lease, food and water for them.
If You Have An EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Central Fire Department 261-2000
City of Central Emergency Operations Center 261-2000
EBRSO Sheriff’s Office 389-5000
Mayors Office Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness- MOHSEP: 389-2100
- Governors Office Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness- GOHSEP: 925- 7500
Central Public Works 262-5000
- EBR Public Works -311
State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1-800-469-4828
If You Have An EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Warmer weather is here, time to enjoy being out by the water. Safety should be a priority while enjoying your time around pools and other bodies of water.
*Keep an eye on friends and family, Drowning can occur in as little as 20 seconds for children and 60 seconds for an adult. You can greatly reduce the chances of you, friends or family becoming drowning or near-drowning victims by always watching the water.
* Learn to Swim, look into swimming courses. Many places offer courses for people of any age and ability.
* Swim in designated swim areas, Make sure you swim in areas properly marked and motor boats are prohibited.
* Swim near the shore, drowning most often occurs within about 10 feet of safety and usually within about 50 feet from shore.
* Never Swim Alone
* Remove pool toys from water when not in use, many children may reach for these and fall into the water.
* Wear a U.S. coast Guard approved life jacket.
Make sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.
Fire Safety for Older Adults
We tend to think that fire safety is just something we need to teach to kids, that is extremely important, but also we need to reach out to older adults. People are living longer and people age 85 and older die in fires at a rate 4.4 times higher than the rest of the population. Call us if you would like set up an escape plan. Below are some precautionary steps to help older adults:
Don’t leave smoking materials unattended and never smoke in bed.
Never leave cooking unattended, use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
Place smoke alarms on every level of your home.
Know at least two exits from every room
Check that all doors and windows that lead outside have a clear path to get to them and that they open easily.
Let a close neighbor or relative know if you have special needs that may be important information for the fire department to know.
Special fire safety devices are available for people with special needs, such as: smoke alarms with flashing light or some that connect to a strobe light outside of house to let other see.
Your life and property are worth more than the time and cost of smoke detector maintenance. We urge all homeowners to keep and maintain smoke detectors! Smoke alarms have to have batteries to work. Change the batteries every six months and perform a monthly alarm check .
Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.
DOTD’s Interactive Traffic Map. Drivers can get current road conditions by calling 511, or 1-888-ROAD-511