Low limbs can wreak expensive havoc on fire trucks

Low limbs can wreak expensive havoc on fire trucks

Everyone loves trees, especially the towering ones that were around long before our grandparents. Unfortunately, large limbs from many of these gorgeous trees eventually become overgrown and hang perilously above residential streets. The thick canopy formed by the branches aren’t a problem for most vehicles, but fire, utility and trash trucks are a different matter. Continue reading Low limbs can wreak expensive havoc on fire trucks

CSFD joins elite company with Class 1 ISO rating

CSFD joins elite company with Class 1 ISO rating

Everyone likes to be No. 1, especially in a sports-crazed town such as College Station. But in some cases, being No. 1 means much more than bragging rights with your rivals. Take College Station’s new Class 1 ISO fire rating, which is effective Monday. Fewer than one percent of the 47,500 fire protection areas in the United States are rated as ISO Class 1. Continue reading CSFD joins elite company with Class 1 ISO rating

Planning is essential for your family’s fire safety

Planning is essential for your family’s fire safety

By Carter Hall, College Station Firefighter

Home fires kill an average of about seven people every day. But did you know almost half of those are children under the age of five?

Most young kids don’t understand fire dangers and are incapable of knowing how to get out of a burning building. As adults, it’s our responsibility to take precautions such as installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, reducing fire risks, and practicing a fire escape plan. Continue reading “Planning is essential for your family’s fire safety”

3 ways Citizens Fire Academy will make you better

3 ways Citizens Fire Academy will make you better

By Carter Hall, CSFD Firefighter

Most of us have New Year’s resolutions that include things such as living a healthier lifestyle, saving more and spending less, and simply enjoying life to the fullest. College Station’s 12-week Citizens Fire Academy, which begins Feb. 5, can help you fulfill at least one of those promises. Continue reading “3 ways Citizens Fire Academy will make you better”

Seven ways to reduce your holiday fire risks

Seven ways to reduce your holiday fire risks

By Carter Hall, CSFD Firefighter

If you’re the observant type, you may notice the beautiful holiday wreaths that adorn College Station’s six fire stations. Wreaths are hardly uncommon this time of year, but those displayed at our firehouses are a bit different.

The wreaths were initially illuminated entirely with white lights, but with each structure fire we fight in December, a light changes to red. We hope as many white lights as possible are still shining brightly at the end of the month.

Follow these seven tips to help us keep the lights white: Continue reading “Seven ways to reduce your holiday fire risks”