Fire/Emergency Planning

After The Fire

Download our latest “After the fire checklist” 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 Read More »

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 »

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 »

Creating a Home Fire Escape Plan

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 »