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

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Fire Extinguisher

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

 

Safety tips:

 

  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.

 

  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle
        pointing away from you, and release the locking
        mechanism.

    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

 

  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle.

  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.

 

  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.

 

  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.

 

  • Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms