The Fire Department has state certified trainers in the topics
of First Aid and C.P.R. These trainers are available for groups from businesses, civic clubs or individuals to provide these
life saving programs. The only cost is for the materials needed to have every student become certified in these important
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week. The
Firefighters of Fairview give special programs and classes to school students and teach the children to perform a fire hazard
inspection in their homes.
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It's that time of year again, brush piles are big, pastures need to be burned off, and things need cleaned up.
Here are a few tips to help those who choose to clean up with fire. (Check with NCRS office for additional information
on prescribed pasture burns.)
| 1.||Notify your local fire department(s) and give exact locations and times that you plan on burning.|
|2.||Check weather conditions (air temperature 60 - 80
degrees, humidity 30% - 50% and winds 5 - 10 MPH.)|
|3.||Notify neighbor's 12 hours prior to burning.|
|4.||Keep brush piles away from prior to burning tall weeds and grasses around them.|
|5.||Take note of water resources for emergency use (rural
water hydrants, ponds-lakes, stock tanks, etc.)|
|6.||Take all precautions to keep the fire on your property. Fire guards should be at a minimum of 20 feet in width.|
| 7.||Check weather conditions again for safety.|
| 8.||Take added precautions and water high-risk areas.|
| 9.||Light fire with safety in mind.|
| 10.||Stay at fire site until fire is completely out.|
- In only 3 /12 minutes, the heat from a house fire can
reach over 1100°F. People die when the temperature is over 212°F.
- Notify neighbor's 12 hours prior
- The heat from a fire can spread to every room in a home. In a matter of minutes, the temperature can go over
300° in rooms that are not even on fire. This is hot enough to melt plastic and kill the people in those rooms.
with all the lights on in your home, the smoke from a house fire can be so thick that your home may be completely dark in
less than 4 minutes.
- Fire produces fumes and gases. These fumes and gases can make you sleepy, confused and weak. You can't
smell these fumes. So if you're asleep, the smell won't wake you, but a smoke alarm will.
Make and practice an escape plan with your family.
Everyone should know two ways out of every room.
If your home has two stories, find a safe way to climb out the window and get to the ground.
a meeting place outside your home where everyone can gather.
Know what to do in case of a fire
- If in a house fire, crawl of stay low as you find a safe way out. The air closet to the floor will
be less filled with smoke and fumes. This makes breathing and seeing easier.
- Use the back of your hand to test if a closed door is hot. If it is
hot, do not open it. Use the other way out.
- Get out and stay out of the home.
- If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are.
Don't run. Quickly drop to the ground. Roll over and over. This will
put out the flames.
- Call 911 or the local fire department from a neighbor's house.
Where to put your smoke alarm
- Place the alarm just outside the sleeping
areas, such as the hallway outside the bedrooms.The best place is on the ceiling, at least 6 inches from the wall and at least
2 feet from any corner.
- Your alarm can also be placed on the wall about 6 inches from the ceiling and at least 2 feet
away from any corner.
- If you live in a mobile home, place the alarm on an inside wall about 6 inches from the ceiling and at least
2 feet away from any corner.
- Avoid placing your alarm near air vents, doorways, bathrooms, and windows, cooking stoves, garages
or any other drafty or moist place.