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GRAND VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1962

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk. But by working together residents can make their own property - and their neighborhood - much safer from wildfire.


Before a wildfire threatens you


In an around your house


    

Learn more about how to protect your home and property at www.firewise.org.


Creating an emergency plan






Our area is at risk from a wildland fire.

Wildfire Safety Tips

 Most of these fires occur outside, but most of the associated deaths, injuries, and losses occur in structures, particularly in homes.  

The top three days for home candle fires are New Year's Day, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Fire Safety

Top Causes of Fires

Candles

In your community




During the time a wildfire is in your area




After a wildfire has been contained



Arson and intentional fires

Includes general cooking safety info, as well as tips for microwaves, cooking oil and turkey fryers.

Cooking

Safety in the home with circuit interrupters

Electrical

The peak months for home heating fires are December, January and February.

Heating

Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.

Smoking

Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year.

Young Firesetters

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