Community Safety

The purpose of public education is to support, aid and assist with the education of the public and fire prevention activities of the Woodbridge Fire District by promoting goodwill and community spirit within the boundaries of the Woodbridge Fire district.

 

Our public education program consists of visiting schools in our district and conducting fire drills once a month, as well as CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY Program, offering public CPR classes and tours of the station. 

 

We kickoff Fire Prevention Week every October with our Ken Crosby Memorial Pancake Breakfast and Open House. 

HELP US, HELP YOU!

Please make sure your home address is easily identified in the case of an emergency. Here are some guidelines to help: 

 

  • Address numbers should be visible on mailboxes or on houses 100’ off roadway

 

  • Address numbers should be at least a minimum of 2” high

 

  • Address numbers placed on a residence shall contrast with their background

 

  • Street address numbers should be visible from both sides

In Event of an emergency Call 9-1-1

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

Safety tips

 

  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

 

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height.

 

  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.

 

  • Call your local fire department’s non-emergency number to find out what number to call if the CO alarm sounds.

 

  • Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

  • If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.

  • If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call 911 from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel arrives.

 

  • If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow.

 

  • During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.

 

  • A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.

 

  • Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.