UFPD QUESTION AND ANSWER

HOME FIRE PREVENTION

During the period of 2003-2007, U.S. fire departments responded to approximately 380,000 home fires a year. These fires caused 2,840 civilian deaths and an average 13,160 reported civilian fire injuries and $6.4 billion in direct property damage.

Properly installed and maintained fire protection can prevent most fire deaths. Smoke detectors and home fire sprinklers are integral features of home fire protection.

Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms to provide a minimum level of protection.

Automatic home fire sprinkler systems help save lives. Because fire sprinkler systems react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire.

Check your home fire sprinkler knowledge by taking the Fire Sprinkler Challenge courtesy The State of Minnesota Public Safety.

Also try the:

Fire Safety Challenge

or

Arson Awareness

 

Russell Hamilton
Fire Chief

Click on links below to play game challenge's:

Fire Sprinkler Challenge Arson Awareness
Fire Safety Challenge Winter Fire Safety Challenge

Summer Safety Challenge

 Fire Marshal Challenge​

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Question:

I have heard of Junior Firefighter Programs for kids. 

Does Union have a program? 

      Yes: 

 Our Junior Firefighter Program is a way to put young people in touch with the fire service.

    The program is a safe, controlled, & educational way for those to learn about local emergency service organizations.  Both classroom & practical skills are taught to provide the fundamental skills one may need to as they pursue a career in the fire service.  The program is can also be used as a excellent recruiting tool for the Union Fire District. If you are 15 years of age & interested in helping your community through learning about the fire service please contact us @ ufpd1@sbcglobal.net