Its Time to Prepare For Fire Season

 

Preparation Tips:

  • Make sure your property address signs are easily readable.

  • Make sure access roads are clear for fire apparatus.

  • Identify and mark any water supply locations on your property that firefighters could use in case of fire.

  • Defensible space- create 30 ft of defensible space around structures that will help you and firefighters defend your home in case a fire moves through.

  • Plan Prep Go- familiarize you and your family with the Plan Prep Go plan.  Evacuation-Guide

For more information on preparing for a wildfire please go to the following websites:

http://www.firefree.org/

http://www.projectwildfire.org/

FireFree Week at the Knott Landfill in Bend

Free disposal of plant debris

May 6th through 14th  7am-5pm

Carbon Monoxide Safety (CO)

Please Install CO (carbon monoxide) 

Detectors

With our homes closed up for warmth and heaters running we would like to remind everyone of the dangers of Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the very simple ways to prevent it.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when the following items are used and must be properly vented to the outside:
  • Gas heaters
  • Water heaters
  • Generators
  • Stoves/ovens
  • Vehicles
  • Fire places
To  help prevent CO from building up in your home or work space :
  • Make sure all of the above equipment is operating and venting properly
  • Only operate vehicles and generators in well ventilated areas
By installing a CO detector you will be alerted to the presence of CO. These are battery operated, simple to install and can be purchased from any home improvement center.

For more information please go to the fire safety section of this site

Information sheets:

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Home Fire Plan

Fire prevention is the best way to reduce the likelihood of a fire in your home.

Things YOU can do to prevent a fire:

  • Keep combustibles away from all heat sources such as water heaters and space heaters

  • Clean build up of lint in your clothes dryer

  • Do not overload electrical outlets

  • Keep flammable liquids such as gasoline stored properly and away from all heat sources

  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected yearly

  • Do not leave cooking food unattended

 

It is important to be prepared in case you do have a fire.

  • Have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to alert everyone of a fire

  • Fire extinguishers or garden hose for small fires

  • Home exit plan- what to do and how to get out of house if a fire occurs

  • Outside meeting place- meeting place outside the home to make sure everyone is out of the house

  • Call 911

  • Discuss and practice this plan especially with children

 

For more information please go this Oregon State Fire Marshal link:

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/escapeplan.aspx

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Deschutes County Alert System

The Alfalfa Fire District would like our residents to be aware of a public alert system that is provided by Deschutes 911 to alert the public by cell phone of important emergency information such as:

  • Fires

  • Emergency evacuations

  • Floods

  • Hazardous materials incidents

Please use the following link to get more information and to sign up.

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723736#/login