Destin Fire Control District

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Destin Fire Control District

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  • Heating Your Home Safely

    Heating Your Home Safely

    Keeping your home and families warm this winter might be easy but lets make sure it is safe as well.

    Winter Fire Safety 2015Heating Fire Safety 2015

     

     

    Facts about home heating fires

    • From 2008-2010, an average of 50,100 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year and resulted in an annual average of approximately 150 deaths, 575 injuries and $326 million in property loss.
    • Heating was the second leading cause of home fires following cooking.
    • Home heating fires peaked in the early evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 and 8 p.m. This 4-hour period accounted for 30 percent of all home heating fires.
    • Home heating fires peaked in January (21 percent) and declined to the lowest point during the summer months from June to August.
    • Confined fires, those fires confined to chimneys, flues or fuel burners, accounted for 87 percent of home heating fires.
    • Thirty percent of the nonconfined home heating fires occurred because the heat source was too close to things that can burn.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html

  • Up Coming Events

    CPR Training

    Everyone can safe a life.  Sign up for a CPR class and learn how.

    Upcoming classes:

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2016  at 8:00 am
    • Wednesday, March 9, 2016  at 8:00 am
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:00 am
    • Wednesday, April 6, 2016  at 8:00 am

    For a full listing of future classes please visit our CPR page by clicking this link:  CPR page

    Contact us at (850) 837-8413 for more information.

  • Important News

    Important News

    • Regular Meeting – Board of Commissioners – February 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm

     

 

Fire Statistics                   EMS Statistics

 

Jan: 47 Jul:   97 Jan: 117 Jul: 289
Feb: 46 Aug:  83 Feb: 141 Aug: 219
Mar: 55 Sept:  72 Mar: 161 Sept: 158
Apr: 68 Oct:  55 Apr: 177 Oct: 171
May: 81 Nov:  59 May:  206 Nov: 115
Jun: 87 Dec:  69 Jun:  243 Dec: 150
                Year To Date       819                 Year To Date  2,147
        2014:             919         2014:          2,278
        2013:             851         2013:          2,214
        2012:             758         2012:          2,245