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

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (about 5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Security Camera Surveillance: In the workshop, the council will discuss stronger regulations for security cameras at businesses such as convenience stores.
  2. Creek Meadows Lift Station: The council will consider an agreement to increase the capacity of the Creek Meadows sewage lift station to serve the recently annexed Wellborn area.
  3. Automatic CPR Devices: The council will consider the purchase of automatic CPR devices for the city’s EMS units to provide better patient care.
  4. Trash Valet & Recycling Agreement: The council will consider the first of two readings of a franchise agreement that would allow Brazos Valley Recycling to collect recyclables from commercial businesses and multi-family locations.
  5. Parks & Recreation User Fees: The council will consider new user fees for Parks & Recreation facilities and programs, including increases for facility rentals, cemetery spaces, and some activities.

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3 ways Citizens Fire Academy will make a better you in 2016

3 ways Citizens Fire Academy will make a better you in 2016

By Christina Seidel, CSFD Public Education Officer

Let me suggest to you that being part of the College Station Citizens Fire Academy will fulfill one or more of your New Year’s resolutions.

Okay, stay with me…

Most of us have lists of resolutions that include things like living a healthier lifestyle, saving more and spending less, and simply enjoying life to the fullest — right? Our free, 12-week Citizens Fire Academy is just the thing!

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