Important Fire Prevention and Safety Information for the Community:The UJFD Fire Prevention Committee is actively promoting fire prevention programs with our schools and other community organizations. Call 802-899-4025 to schedule one of our many fire prevention and safety programs.
Some pictures of the fire prevention and safety programs
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A Fire Safety Visit to Poker Hill School-5/3/07
Fire Prevention Programs at the Underhill Fire Station
Fire Safety Information
- FEMA and the Fire Safety Councel recently launched
the web site www.firesafety.gov to provide
up-to-date information about program activities, prevention tips and a
special interactive page for children to learn about fire safety.
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends a carbon
monoxide alarm for every home.
- The US Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that smoke
alarms in about 16 million homes do not work. If you live in
the towns served by the UJFD, then call us today (at 899-4025) to have
free smoke alarms installed in your home.
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with
protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or
death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. You can find
information on over 4,000 product recalls using the various searches on
Product Safety Commission pages.
- The National Disaster Education Coalition, which includes
the: American Red Cross, FEMA, IAEM, IBHS, NFPA, NWS, USDA/CSREES, and
USGS, recently produced a document entitled: A
Disasters Supplies Kit. Please look at the contents of that
kit for ideas about what items might be important for a wide variety of
- United States Fire Administration (USFA) announce the
release of a web-based safety program focused on reducing the number of
deaths and injuries in the home. Household
Hazardous Materials: A Guide For Citizens is an on-line
independent study course designed and presented by FEMA's Emergency
Management Institute (EMI) to educate and prevent injuries occurring in
the home. Other
courses are available.
- New Child Restraint Law (effective 1 January 2004).
In short, all infants under one year old and less than 20 pounds, must
ride rear-facing in a properly used child restraint that must not be
installed in front of an active air bag. All children up to the age of eight
must ride in a properly used child restraint (infant,
toddler, booster seat or safety harness). All children eight to sixteen
years of age must ride in a properly used child restraint or safety
system. Violations: $25 for first violation, $50 for second violation,
and $100 for third and subsequent violations. For more information,
call 1-888-TOT-SEAT or click here
for the announcement by the VT
Department of Public Safety.
Other Internet sites with safety activities: