* When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.
* Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
* Dried flower, cornstalks and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
* Make sure all smoke alarm in the home are working.
* Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
9th ANNUAL PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE EVENT
Bring your family and join us for our 9th Annual Public Safety Open House on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Enjoy facility tours, S.W.A.T. and Fire Department demonstrations, giveaways, a free BBQ and refreshments.
For more information, please contact Fire Administration at 209.668.5580
See you there!!
CHECK BEFORE YOU BURN
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
CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES
Change your Clock, Change your Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Batteries
As Daylight Saving Time draws to a close, it will be time to "Fall back" once again and set your clocks back by one hour on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00am. This is also a good time to remind you to change and test the batteries in your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.
The Turlock Fire Department would like to remind our residents that this one simple step can help save your life and the lives of those around you. If you are physically unable, a senior or low-income, the Turlock Fire Department has a smoke detector program to help you. Please contact our Fire Administration office at 209.668.5580 for more information.
Remember, changing your smoke detector/carbon monoxide batteries at least twice a year and testing your smoke detector is the most effective way to reduce deaths and injuries.