News By Category: Fire Department
On average, fireworks cause more than 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 outside and other fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although using recreational fireworks can be seen as a fun activity around this time of year, safety is always the number one priority.
Did you know that July is the peak month for home fires in the United States? Fires in the home can be caused by any number of summertime activities, like grilling and using recreational fireworks. The Golden Valley Fire Department wants to ensure all residents are taking the proper steps to stay safe this summer.
In the past few weeks the City has slowly expanded its use of social media in hopes of better communication with Golden Valley residents and the surrounding communities. The next part of this expansion is the creation of a Twitter account for the Golden Valley Fire Department.
There are two more opportunities for residents to learn more about becoming a paid on-call firefighter before applications close on July 8. Two recruitment meetings will take place at Fire Station 1, 7800 Golden Valley Rd, on June 28 at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm.
The annual Golden Valley Fire Relief Association Street Dance will be June 23, from 5 pm to midnight, at the Chester Bird American Legion at Highway 100 and Glenwood Ave.
As an effort to make better connections with children and parents in Golden Valley, the Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments make frequent trips to parks around the city during the summer. Since its inception in 2010, Public Safety In The Parks has become a popular tradition that is helping strengthen relationships and communities every year.
Beginning this month, the City of Golden Valley will be performing routine inspections of the exteriors and yards of all homes in the community. Inspections will start in early June and will take one to two months to complete.