Daylight Savings Time is here! Don’t wait! Check the Date!

Daylight Savings Time is a great time to check your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms older than 10 years old need to be replaced with new alarms. A Smoke alarm is one of those pieces of safety equipment that is vital to your survival in the case of a fire. Smoke … Read More

Resource guide if you are faced with rising flood waters

Yakima City’s Emergency Management Specialist Charles Erwin, says that being prepared before a flood can help you get what you need to get out quickly. The attached flood guides both in English and Spanish are a great resource of information with helpful tips to prepare you in case you are affected by a flood. Flood … Read More

Potential flooding as it warms up

As it warms up, the risk of roof collapse increases for all buildings especially lightweight buildings such as sheds, garages and carports.The snow load combined with the added heat turns the lighter fluffy snow into a solid heavier block of ice which blocks drains, slides off roofs and can even cause collapse.Take some time to … Read More

Thanksgiving Cooking Week is coming!

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate the pilgrims coming to American and is a great time for families to gather, but did you know the risk of fire greatly increases during the middle of the day and afternoon? Thanksgiving is one of the few times a year where residential fires increase during the mid day … Read More

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

As Halloween approaches, the risk of fire increases too. For generations our families celebrate Halloween cutting the pumpkin and setting a candle inside to light up the night. As people get more creative in their decorations, the higher the risk of fire when using live fire or candles in your decorations. Most will set up … Read More

College Off-Campus Residence Fire Safety

With fall quarter for College coming up in August, you and even parents are preparing for a big step in life, moving away from home for the first time as an adult. It is a big responsibility to undertake, managing school, your life, meeting new friends, a job, where you live etc. Lets go back to … Read More