News By Category: Fire Department
Fire Prevention Week is Oct 7-13, and the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) will be educating the community about fire prevention and overall fire safety by visiting schools, businesses, and other organizations. This year the GVFD is using the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) “Look, Listen, Learn” campaign to break down fire safety into three basic but essential steps.
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.