The Boulder County Sheriff has issued Level 1 Fire Restrictions in our district, due to continued hot and dry weather. This limits open burning, shooting, and smoking outdoors.
Can everyone in your home operate a fire extinguisher with confidence?
Are you sure your fire extinguishers will work, and haven’t expired?
The steps you take in the first minutes of a fire in your home can make a huge difference in the scope of your loss. Since Boulder Mountain Fire Auxiliary started the Fire Safety Sale, four homes in our fire district were saved by homeowners who traded in non-working gear and practiced putting out a real fire.
Make time to attend the Fire Safety Sale & Demo, bring other members of your household - and bring older extinguishers to test.
Sat May 4 - Sat May 5, 10 am to 3 pm
Sat: BMFPD Station 1 (Pine Brook Hills), 1905 Linden
Sun: BMFPD Station 2 (Boulder Heights ), 50 Overlook Road
The beginning of Daylight Savings Time is a good reminder to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and gas detectors. Press the “test” button to make sure they are working. Really, you should replace batteries whenever you hear them “chirp”, but if someone forgot to do that, then test them now. Also keep in mind that detectors have a limited lifetime, and they need to be completely replaced according to manufacturer's recommendations (usually every 5 - 10 years).
You’ve all heard about the devastating wildfires in California recently. This article highlights the importance of rapid and early evacuation procedures. Of course, in some situations there is simply nothing you can do to stop Mother Nature. At BMFPD we plan how to evacuate citizens, and work year-round on wildfire mitigation so we can reduce or minimize these terrible emergencies, or at least buy some time when conditions are very extreme.
Make sure you sign up through the county to receive Reverse-911 notifications on your cell phones.
We are in the process of redesigning the web site, and making it easier to find what you are looking for. We welcome your suggestions.
BMFPD, along with help from our neighboring agencies, successfully extinguished a house on fire on Brook Circle. Upon arrival, a deck was on fire and flames were burning the sides of the house. The structure was saved and fire prevented from spreading in to the nearby woods.
This is a major fire dept fund raising activity that is organized by the Auxiliary. There are beautiful crafts and fine art, and the best bake sale around!
For more info on how you can help out and attend: bouldermountainhandmade.com