Home Fire Escape Planning.

The following is taken from The US Fire Administraion Web Page. This is a good model for planning your home fire safety escape route. For more inforamtion you can visit thier web site at www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/ In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. […]

Engine 56 visits the Kids at Imagination Station 5/13/11

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A crew from Station 56 took E-56 to Imagination Station to talk to the kids about fire safety. The kids got to play on the engine and practice shooting water from the hose. Below are some pictures from the visit along with a short video.

Smoke Alarms In Your Home.

Focus on Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires.  Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am, when residents are typically sleeping. Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames.  Just two or three breaths of […]

Fire Safety Information.

Welcome to the IHBVFD Fire Safety Post. Here we will post useful information to help keep our residents safe before, during and after emergencies. Future posts will be filed under the Fire Safety Category. While this post focuses on fire emergencies and post emergencies these tips can be applied to just about any emergency. We will […]

A Message from the Fire Marshal: What are those new Maltese Cross signs on commercial buildings?

Truss Sign

You may be wondering about those new signs you are seeing on stores, restaurants, condos and multi-family homes.  A law was recently passed in Florida that required buildings constructed with “light weight trusses” in either the roof,  floor or both to have these signs affixed to the building at the front entrance to warn responding […]

Safe BBQ Grilling Tips.

Fire originated in this gas grill on porch.

We all love to cook out on the grill, be it a gas, charcoal or even an electric grill. Here are some important safety steps that should be observed when grilling. 1) Never leave an operating grill unattended. 2) Grills should be operated no closer than 10 feet from a structure or under any overhang. Florida Statute […]