Fire Department Operations – Q & A

fire damaged homes

Q. Why are windows broken or holes cut in the roof? A. As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damaging outward movement, helps remove blinding smoke that obscures the actual fire, and enables fire fighters to fight the fire more […]

Extra Safety During Flood Alerts

home flooding

Floods are one of the most powerful and devastating natural disasters that can occur. While some areas are more prone to floods than others, the fact is that almost anywhere there can be rain, there can also be a flood. Serious floods can range from large and foreboding to smaller flash floods. No matter what […]