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Friday, December 19, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Fire Protection’

Holiday Cooking Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Cooking Fire Safety Tips

  Holiday Cooking Fire Safety Tips From Berthoud Fire Protection District   Preparing a special meal for friends and family especially around the holidays, is a time-honored and much loved tradition, but the kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors.  The cooking stove or range is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries. Before you begin preparing your next meal, stop and think about ... Full Story

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

  Small steps can make positive changes.  Is is time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Tragically, home fires kill 500 children ages 14 and under each year. In the U.S., almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes without working smoke alarms. Forty percent of the fatal fire injuries occurred in homes with no smoke alarms at all, while 23% occurred in homes in which at least one smoke alarm was present but failed to ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: October 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat: October 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for October 2010 Friday, October 1 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 @ mile marker 252. There were six vehicles involved in a rear end type accident. There was minor damage to the vehicles and no injuries were reported. Saturday, October 2 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Turner Avenue for a patient having chest pain. The patient was transported. Sunday, October 3 BFPD assisted TVEMS ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: September 2010

t Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for September & October 2010 Thursday, September 2 BFPD responded to a gas odor investigation on Bennett Road. Upon arrival, the house was evacuated and there was an odor of propane evident inside the residence. A leak was found in the line between the propane tank and the house. The propane company was notified and responded for repairs. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, August 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, August 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for August 2010 Sunday, August 1 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident at Hays Market on Mountain Ave. A vehicle had hit part of the structure but no damage was done to the building. The driver was transported. Tuesday, August 3, BFPD assisted with a medical call on North 83rd Street for a patient having breathing difficulties due to a fall earlier that morning. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a ... Full Story

Sheriff’s office explains wildland fire role

Sheriff’s office explains wildland fire role

  Wildland Fires Several newspaper articles and anonymous comments in "RH Line" of the Reporter Herald regarding the Round Mountain Fire in the Big Thompson Canyon prompt me to write this. It is obvious that the sheriff's role and responsibility for wildland fire suppression is generally not understood. Recent statutory changes further muddied the waters on the jurisdictional issues involved. By Colorado statute, the sheriff has always been the "fire warden" for the unincorporated ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, June 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, June 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for June 2010 Tuesday, June 1 BFPD responded to a report of power lines down on Sixth Street and Welch Avenue. This was a phone line down and Qwest was notified for repairs. BFPD responded to a bicyclist hit on Taft Avenue. The patient was transported. Thursday, June 3 BFPD responded to a fatal vehicle accident on East Highway 56. This was a two-vehicle accident involving a concrete mixing truck and a pickup truck. The ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District  Incident Activity for May Monday, May 3 BFPD had a medical Assist on Michigan Avenue. Patient was transported. Tuesday, May 4 BFPD responded to a power line down/arcing, nothing was found on arrival. Wednesday, May 5 BFPD was cancelled en route to a MVA on the interstate. BFPD responded to a medical assist on Spartan Avenue. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a medial assist on Iowa Avenue. Crews assisted family ... Full Story

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