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  • Calls Responded - 12/06/2016
    Number of calls Central Fire has responded to for the year 2016 is at 2655 . Click here for more info and graphs
  • Graco Turbo Booster Recall - 05/16/2016

     

    Models Affected: Approximately 20,500 Graco TurboBooster seats manufactured between Dec. 22, 2015, and April 5, 2016. Only the following model numbers are affected: 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976 and 1975173. Both high-back and backless models are included in the recall. You can find your booster’s model number and manufacture date on a white label located on the bottom of the car seat.

    The Problem: The owner’s manual is missing instructions that directs caregivers to securely belt the booster at all times, including when the seat is empty. The seat could become a projectile in the event of an accident, injuring vehicle occupants.

    The Fix: Graco will notify registered owners and provide the missing printed instructions for free.

    “While waiting for the updated owner’s manual, caregivers can continue to use their TurboBooster car seats without hesitation and should secure the booster seat to the vehicle seat when it’s not in use,” Graco said in a statement.

    What Owners Should Do: Owner notification will begin June 10. Owners can call Graco at 800-345-4109 or go to the website for more info.
    Read more at https://www.cars.com/articles/recall-alert-graco-turbobooster-1420684597310/#KjVTo0qMHxi6ZSw0.99

  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - 03/11/2016

    CAR SEAT CHECK

    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.

    261-2000

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We are currently accepting applications for full time firefighter positions, academy starting March 2017.

 Full time Firefighter/Operator positions:

Fill out an application by either picking one up in our office 11646 Sullivan Rd. or click here Full Time FF/OP application

Once you are selected you will then have pre-employment interviews and further testing.

Please view our Admission Guidelines for all  positions.

* To conduct  background checks correctly we need your name and address as it appears on your current drivers license if it is different than on the application.

Central Fire Protection District # 4 is an equal opportunity employer.

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Safety:

Use a dry wooden ladder when hanging Holiday lights to reduce the chance of electrical shock, stay clear of all overhead wires.

Use insulated staples that are hammered in rather than using a stable gun, again this is to reduce the risk of electrical shock.

Water proof all electrical connections and keep them elevated so rain water will not drain into the connections.

Avoid standing in water while handling electrical wiring.

ALWAYS use an extension cord that has a three pronged plug ( this means it is a chord with a ground wire) that is approved by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for outdoor use.

As you plan your Holiday menu don’t forget about fire safety.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.

Turkey:

If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won’t forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.

If you are frying your turkey,

  • Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become over heated.
  • Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.
  • Don’t overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.
  • Also, always use the fryer outdoors.

Stuffing and Potatoes:

Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.

Vegetables:

  • Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
  • Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.
  • Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
  • Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove so you don’t bump them.

 

 

Warning Concerning Electronic Cigarette Devices

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**Smoke Detectors**

They make a difference!

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Captain Derek Glover. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.

  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.

  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.

  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.

  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

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 .

 

 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.

 

 

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