Fire/Emergency Planning

50-Plus Fire Safety

It only takes seconds for a lifetime of memories to go up in flames. Unfortunately, as we grow older, our risk of dying in a home fire goes up dramatically. If you are age 50 or older, please pay special attention to fire safety. For Read More »

Toddler Safety

Love alone didn’t save her. Practicing fire safety did. Children under age 5 are twice as likely as the rest of us to die in a fire. Each year, thousands of children are injured or killed in home fires, and 40 percent of them are under Read More »

Family Emergency Planning

The risk of natural disasters is very real in central Missouri. Fires, floods, tornados, hail storms, winter storms, and even earthquakes are familiar events to all of us. While the threat of a terrorist attack remains unlikely in our community, because of the threat of Read More »

Fire Extinguishers

Smoke alarms and escape plans are two of the most important components of your overall fire safety plan for your home or business. A third component of the your plan may include fire suppression equipment such as a fire extinguisher. We are all familiar with Read More »

Making Your Household Fire Safe

The Columbia Fire Department, the Columbia Professional FIre Fighters, and donations to the Share the Light Campaign allow the Columbia Fire Department to purchase smoke alarms for distribution to home owners who can not afford a smoke alarm(s) for their home. To receive a smoke Read More »

In Case of an Emergency, Dial 911

n the event you need the service of fire, police or rescue, dial 911. An emergency dispatcher will answer the phone and will ask you questions about the emergency. They are: Address of the emergency Your name Telephone number you are calling from A brief Read More »

After The Fire

Download our latest “After the Fire” booklet in English and Spanish. Tips for what to do after you have become the victim of a fire: Before Entering the Residence… Check with fire officials to make sure it is safe for you to enter the structure. Read More »

Home Fire Escape Planning

Family members must know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Unless a small fire can be easily controlled, it is recommended that fighting the fire be left to professional firefighters and that family members escape safely from the home. Read More »