The Public Education Division of the Riceville Fire Department can be your source for the following: Fire Station Tours; Fire Truck Visits to your event; Safety Lectures for your group; Riceville Fire Safety Table at your event; Fire Safety and Healthy Living Training for your family, friends, neighbors; etc.
The good news is!!!
All of the above are FREE for the asking but, is based upon availability of the Public Education Officer and emergency apparatus.
“Fires, like epidemics of disease or crime, can be stamped out successfully only through the collective will and action of society as a whole . . . Once every man, woman, and child realizes and accepts in daily life the responsibility for simple fire prevention measures, death, injury, and destruction by fire will be substantially reduced . . . The knowledge as to the causes of fires and how to prevent them and protect against them is available.”
Percy Bugbee, general manager NFPA
President's Conference on Fire Prevention
May 6-8, 1947
In 2011, there were 1,389,500 fires reported in the United States. These fires resulted in 3,005 civilian deaths, 17,500 civilian injuries, and $11.7 billion in property damage.
The 2011 U.S. fire loss clock
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Spring is here! It's time to cleaning up from the long winter, making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Taking a few safety precautions will help make your spring experience much more enjoyable.
Inside the Home:
Outside and Around the Yard:
1. Jerdon Style Recalls One-Cup Coffeemakers Due to Burn and Fire Hazards Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall date: February 27, 2013 Recall number: 13-127 Name of product: One-cup Coffeemakers Hazard: The coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled coffee makers and contact Jerdon Style for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Consumer Contact: Jerdon Style; at (800) 223-3571, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.jerdonstyle.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information. Pictures available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Jerdon-Style-Recalls-One-Cup-Coffeemakers/ Units: About 6,000 Description: This recall involves Jerdon Style model CM12B one-cup coffee makers, with date code 1217. The coffee makers are black and have an oval, red indicator light above the on/off switch. The coffee maker brews a single, eight to 12-ounce cup of coffee. The phrases "FIRST CLASS" and "JERDON" are printed in white letters on the front of the product. The model and date code are imprinted on a nameplate located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Incidents/Injuries: Jerdon Style has received four reports of coffee makers overheating. No injuries have been reported. Sold at: Hotel/motel product suppliers and major online retailers from July 2012 to January 2013 for between $15 and $26. Importer: Jerdon Style, LLC, of Richardson, TX Manufactured in: China ********************************************************************** 2. Liberty Mountain Recalls Mountain Climbing Lanyards Due to Risk of Serious Injury Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall date: February 27, 2013 Recall number: 13-128 Name of product: Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards Hazard: The elastic webbing on the lanyards can deteriorate over time and break while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanyards and contact Liberty Mountain for a refund or replacement. Consumer Contact: Liberty Mountain; toll-free at (800) 366-2666, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.libertymountain.com. Click on "Contact Us" for more information. Pictures available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Liberty-Mountain-Recalls-Mountain-Climbing-Lanyards/ Description: This recall involves Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards used for shock absorption on Via Ferrata mountain climbing routes. The lanyard has two elasticized webbing branches with self-locking carabiners at each end. Recalled units can be identified by the elasticized webbing. "EASY GO XP LOCK" is printed on a white tag sewn into the zipper pouch. Incidents/Injuries: None reported Sold at: Specialty climbing shops nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other internet retailers between April 2011 to August 2012 for about $120. Importer: Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah Manufacturer: Singing Rock, of Ponikla, Czech Republic Manufactured in: Czech Republic
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The Riceville Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for Auxillary Members. Have you wanted to be involved with helping others having their worse day in your community? We have openings within our Department where you can provide comfort and support. For more information contact us via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
Log into the NC Division of Forestry to obtain a burning permit. As a courtesy, we ask that you call the station 828-298-2456 when you are burning. Remember you are only allowed to burn natural vegetation that originated on your property such as leaves.