Thursday, February 18, 2010

Highlights from Thursday's Live Training...

Thursdays' training consisted of a live burn simulating a typical vehicle fire. Crews practiced safe approaches and fire attack methods to avoid danger zones created by airbags and struts. During a vehicle fire these can become deadly projectiles.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Situation Report: Chimney Fire in Terrace Circle area.

At 6 o' clock pm, High Rolls Fire was dispatched for a report of a chimney fire in the Terrace Circle area; unknown address. The report was from a person viewing it from across the canyon. After a small search of the area, the fire was located and was extinguished with no damage to the residence. Fire was confined to the chimney. The occupant was advised to have the chimney cleaned before using it again.

This highlights an important concern for the winter season; having a clean chimney free of creosote build-up. If you have not had your chimney cleaned this year, please have it done. Little chimney fires can develop into full scale structural fires very easily. A little prevention goes a long way.