March 2019
 
We often deal with emergency incidents that occur near or in residents' homes.

In the case of fire or medical response, the placement of furniture, personal items, or general clutter can cause unnecessary delays.

Here are our recommended spring-cleaning tips to keep you and your home safe this spring:

  1. Keep stairs, landings, and walkways clear of boxes, bags and other clutter.
  2. Properly dispose of old paints, fertilizers, and other chemicals.
  3. Clean out your chimneys and gutters to help reduce the risk of fire as well as carbon monoxide buildup.
  4. Take advantage of the time change to check and replace batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.
  5. Open the windows when you commit to cleaning for the day. Its likely fumes from cleaning products can overwhelm your space and create a toxic atmosphere.

Be safe,
Chief Karl Lieb

 
Close before you doze
A closed door could buy you time in a fire, and that’s not all.

  • A closed door can hold back fire’s heat. In tests, an open door room reached dangerous temperatures while a closed door room stayed under 100° F.
  • Because of the plastics in most modern furniture and household items, fire is more toxic and much faster than ever before, leaving roughly three minutes to quickly escape from your home during a fire.
  • A fire needs heat, fuel, and oxygen to exist. Closing the bedroom door at night can cut off the oxygen and stop the growth of the fire.
Save-the-dates: 2020 test-preparation events
Written Exam & Study Skills
January 17, 2020, 4PM-6:30PM
January 18, 2020, 9AM-11:30AM

Oral Board Assessment
February 21, 2020, 4PM-6PM
February 22, 2020, 9AM-11AM

CPAT
March 20, 2020 4PM-7PM
March 21, 2020, 9AM-12PM

The registration process for these events will go live towards the end of 2019 and will be available on our website at www.slcfire.com.
 
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