Fire Prevention and Safety

FIREFIGHTING Q&A

  • Why are firetrucks red? What is a Maltese Cross? Why are dalmations associated with fire departments? Your questions are answered in this article!

COLD WEATHER SAFETY TIPS

  • With the winter season now upon us, the Fire Department would like to share some tips on safely getting through Minnesota’s winter season.

TREATMENT OF BURNS

  • Every hour 273 Americans suffer a burn injury. 25% of them will seek emergency or hospital treatment. Know what to do immediately after a burn.

DANGERS OF METH

  • Infomation on the dangers of using and producing Meth – brought to you in part from ThePartnership for a Drug-Free America

CARBON MONOXIDE TIPS

  • Approximately 250 people in the United States died last year from the “Silent Killer”. Follow these tips to help protect you and your family this winter.

PRIOR TO OUR ARRIVAL

  • You’ve got a medical or fire emergency and you’ve had to call 911. What now? Here are some tips on what to do before the fire department arrives.

DNR: ICE SAFETY TIPS

  • Recommendations, tips and rescue information from the Minnesota DNR regarding ice on Minnesota lakes. Remember, NO ice is 100% safe!

FAST FIRE FACTS

  • Some quick facts about fires involving cooking, electricity, smoking, candles and more. Brought to you by the National Fire Protection Association.

SMOKE DETECTOR VIDEO

  • You would assume that a smoke detector would wake up your family, right? Not so fast. See this video that shows how some kids may not hear the alarm.

MAKE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

  • EVERY family should have a fire escape plan and practice it at least TWICE a year. Download this FEMA grid to draw your own and practice with your family!

FIRE ESCAPE SYSTEMS

  • Are you looking to purchase fire escape solutions for your homes? Click on this link for various ladders and emergency kits for your home or your business!

FIRE SAFETY.GOV

  • Go to this site for TONS of information including smoke alarm comparisons, fire safety for older adults, rural fire safety, sprinkler information and much more.