Winter Fire Safety
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide (CO)
is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline,
wood, coal, propane, etc. do not burn completely. In the home, heating
and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon
monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in
Most of the U.S. is at risk for winter storms,
which can cause dangerous and sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Blinding wind-driven snow, extreme cold, icy road conditions, downed
trees and power lines can all wreak havoc on our daily schedules. Home
fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, and heating
equipment is involved in one of every six reported home fires, and one
in every five home fire deaths.
are useful during power outages, however, many homeowners are unaware
that the improper use of portable generators can be risky. The most
common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide
(CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards.
According to a 2013 Consumer Product Safety Commission report,
half of the generator-related deaths happened in the four coldest
months of the year, November through February, and portable generators
were involved in the majority of carbon monoxide deaths involving
December is the peak time of year for home candle fires;
the top two days for home candle fires are Christmas and Christmas Eve.
Each year between 2013-2017, an average of 7,900 home candle fires were
reported each year.
Electrical home fires are a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Roughly half of all home electrical fires involved
electrical distribution or lighting equipment, while nearly another
half involved other known types of equipment like washer or dryer fans,
and portable or stationary space heaters. More statistics on electrical fires.
Go to smart911.com and sign up today!! This is a no cost, safe and secure method that will help YOU in the case of an emergency by dispatch already having alot of the information that they will be asking for. Seconds count and this will help! This system can also alert you in the case of a local emergency.
Please remember the Granite Mountain Hotshots! We carry each and every firefighter that has passed before us each and every time the tones drop, each time we gear up remember that fact and make them proud. Strength, Honor, Pride and Integrity! Be better!!
Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 through April 30
Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 though Dec. 15
If you are having a legal controlled burn please call Nelson County Dispatch at 502-348-3211 Please use caution!!
Are you aware of what you can and can't burn? If you have any questions please call 502-252-5301, or send us a message on our facebook page, we have brochures on open burning free to the public.
Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries; December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. From 2009-2013, heating equipment was involved in an estimated average of 56,000 reported home fires per year, which caused 470 deaths, 1,490 injuries and $1 billion in direct property damage. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).
Always make sure that you keep your clothes dryer vents clean of lint, this build up coupled with hot air over time can combust, It's recommended to clean and/or replace your dryer vent hoses every 6 months
Please make sure your CO detectors and Smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are tested!!
Got Smoke Detectors? We do!!! Please contact us through this page, on our facebook page or by calling 502-252-5301. We will come to your residence and install smoke detectors for you!!
Swift Water information:
- It only takes 6" of moving water to knock a person off their feet and sweep them away
- 6~12" of moving water can displace most smaller vehicles
- 18~24" of moving water can displace most larger vehicles
- Debris in flood water and the flood water itself can stall vehicles leaving you stranded in swift water
- Flood water is a hazardous material, containing many different types of chemicals and waste products
Are your house numbers visible from the road? If not please, go to your local hardware store and purchase these inexpensive numbers. Make it easier to find your home in case of an emergency.
Are you or your group interested in coming to the Station for a tour or an educational outing? Please call 502-252-5301 and leave a message or message us on our Facebook page and we will gladly accommodate!!
Make sure to check the events calendar, all events, training and dates of importance are being updated through 2021
Don't forget to look us up on Facebook! ~~www.facebook.com/northeastnelsonfiredept.~
Volunteers Needed!!!! Interested in joining the Northeast Nelson Fire Department? We all love what we do and our way of giving back to our local community and helping families in times of need. Great training, great family, great firefighters!! Go to the on-line application on this site, Call the station 502-252-5301, message us on Facebook, or stop by the station on a scheduled training or meeting night!
2021 Fire Schools list is being worked on, as more information comes available we will get it posted!! Stay tuned....
Thanks for your support
Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District
Proudly serving the entire Northeast Nelson County Area including Bloomfield, Fairfield and Chaplin