Summer Fire Safety

Source: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/summer.shtm

Summer Storm Fire Safety

Protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a summer storm.

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Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.

Fireworks Safety

The best way to protect your family is not to use fireworks at home - period. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public fireworks displays and leaving the lighting to the professionals.

A special study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that fireworks were involved in an estimated 9,600 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2011. Fireworks are dangerous! For more information and safety tips, please visit the CPSC's website.

Barbecue Safety

  • Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes - where the air and gas mix - are not blocked.
  • Do not overfill the propane tank.
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.
  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.
  • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills.
  • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.
  • Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas - carbon monoxide could be produced.
  • Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention.

Campfire Safety

  • Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
  • Keep campfires small, and don't let them get out of hand.
  • Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you're done. Stir it and douse it again with water.
  • Never leave campfires unattended.

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 January 23rd Tornado

The Center Point Fire District was struck by an EF-3 tornado on the morning of January 23. The tornado cut a diagonal path through the fire district 10.5 miles long.  At least 30 business were destroyed and numbers of homes significantly damaged are nearing 500. Dozens were injured in the early morning storm and sadly one 16 year old young lady was killed when her house was destroyed. The Fire District went into a search and rescue mode immediately but we were soon overwhelmed with calls for help. Many neighboring departments sent resources to help in the rescue effort. Most of our off duty firefighters returned to work and by early afternoon we had accomplished the task of searching and confirming that survivors were accounted for. It was a huge effort and so many people played roles in that mornings operation.

Since that time many agencies, fire departments, government resources and volunteers have been in the area offering help. Not only in the clean up effort but also long term help. The fire district would like to sincerely thank everyone who has offered their help and support.

Center Point Fire District

2229 Center Point Parkway

Birmingham, AL. 35215

205-853-5098

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The Center Point Fire District is headed by Fire Chief Donnie P. West Jr. He oversees the total operations of the Fire, Medical Rescue, and Transport aspects of the department. The District is staffed by approximately 100 employees, who staff four fire stations, with four engine companies, and four advanced life support transport units. Fire/Medics staff the department in a three platoon system, employees work 24 hour shifts with each shift supervised by a Battalion Chief.


    The fire district provides service for the cities of Center Point, Clay, and Pinson. We also provide service for unincorporated areas of Northeastern Jefferson County with stations in Center Point, Pinson, Clay, and Chalkville, we are responsible for these areas as well as Grayson Valley, Robinwood, Pawnee, and Ketona. Our communications center is located inside of Fire Administration building on Center Point Parkway, they receive and dispatch all calls for emergency services within the district. All residents and businesses within the district are covered by Enhanced 911 service with these calls being first routed through the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The department can also be contacted through our Emergency Number 853-5050.





Center Point Fire District Stations

 Fire Station 1

2233 Center Point Parkway

Fire Station 2

5175 Pinson Valley Parkway

Fire Station 4

6411 Clay Palmerdale Road

Fire Station 5

5470 Chalkville Mountain Road

 

Fireworks Safety

The best way to protect your family is not to use fireworks at home - period. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public fireworks displays and leaving the lighting to the professionals.

A special study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that fireworks were involved in an estimated 9,600 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2011. Fireworks are dangerous! For more information and safety tips, please visit the CPSC's website.