Turlock Fire Department

Mission: "Protecting your quality of life with pride and compassion."
Vision: "Protecting What Matters Most"
Chief Tim Lohman

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Each winter, beginning November 1 through the end of February, the District's Check Before You Burn program lets you know if residential wood burning is allowable in your county on any given day, based on air quality and the type of wood-burning device you have in your home.

You can find the wood-burning status several ways:

* Call 1.800.SMOG.INFO (766.4463)
* Visit www.valleyair.org
* Through your local Fire Department, newspaper and/or newscast
* 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.

For more information on the Check Before You Burn Program contact the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District 209.557.6400

Winter Holiday Safety

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together.
But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

Holiday Decorating

* Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

* Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.

* Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.

* Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light
strands to connect.

* Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.

* Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

Holiday Entertaining

* Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.

* Keep children and pets away from lit candles.

* Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

* Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.

Before Heading to Bed

Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings
and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.

* Two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles.

* Nearly half of decoration fires happen
because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

Source: NFPA - www.nfpa.org/education

Turlock Fire Stations

Fire Station 1
540 E Marshall Street
Fire Station 2
791 S Walnut Road
Fire Station 3
501 E Monte Vista Ave
Fire Station 4
2820 N Walnut Road

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Turlock Fire Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380-5454

Phone: (209) 668-5580
Fax: (209) 668-5558
Email: fire@turlock.ca.us

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed daily 12PM - 1PM
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