During winter, smoke from residential wood burning – whether it’s in a fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove, wood-burning insert or outdoor chimineas and fire pits – puts dangerous emissions into the air.
Each winter, from November 1 through the end of February, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District issues a daily residential wood-burning status. This lets you know if you can burn, depending on your county and the device you have in your residence.
You can find the wood-burning status several ways:
• Call 1-800-SMOG INFO (766-4463) • Visit www.valleyair.org/CBYB • Through your local newscast or in your local newspaper. • Through the free smartphone app, search “Valley Air”
It is YOUR responsibility to find out if you can burn on any given day. If you burn when it is prohibited, you will face fines and penalties.
Check Before You Burn applies to any indoor or outdoor device which burns solid fuel, such as wood, wood pellets or manufactured wood logs. This includes open hearth fireplaces, stoves and inserts and pellet stoves.
COMMUNITY CPR CLASS - APRIL 18TH
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming CPR certified?
The Turlock Fire Department in cooperation with American Safety Health Institute will be hosting a CPR class. The training will focus on adult and child/infant CPR/AED. You will receive a card valid for 2 years.
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 Cost: $35.00 per person Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Place: Public Safety Facility - Training Room at 244 N. Broadway
If you have any questions or if you would like to submit your registration form and payment, please call the Turlock Fire Department at 668-5580, or visit us at 244 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Final registration date is Wednesday, April 15, 2015 class limited to 12 (paid and registered, first come, first serve)