Destin Fire Control District

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Destin Fire Control District

Destin Fire Control District Message Center

  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane image

    Everyone needs to be prepared for the potential of a land falling hurricane or tropical storm and being prepared for any emergency requires planning.  Damage from a storm could be due to winds, heavy rain, or tornadoes.  If you are able to stay at home, electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, telephone service and transportation could be disrupted or lost for some time.  Emergency management planners suggest having food, water, medications and other essentials on hand to last your family for three to five days.

    You should always refer to your local media for any pertinent information as it relates to possible evacuations, closings, and the opening of shelters.

    The following links can help you become better prepared:

     

  • Grill Safe

     Grill Safe!!

    summer-grilling

    Every year dozens of people are injured and hundreds of fires are reported because of grilling accidents.

    Grills need to be kept away from houses, fences, trees and anything else with a propensity for burning. This includes all around the grill as well as above.

    The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Destin Fire Control District recommend the following grill safety tips:

     

    The Florida Fire Prevention Code prohibits the use of charcoal or portable gas grills, or similar devices on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 feet of any structure.  See the pdf below for further information regarding this statute.

     

  • Up Coming Events

    CPR Training

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

    Upcoming classes:

    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014  at 8:00 am
    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014  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.

 

Fire Statistics                   EMS Statistics

 

Jan: 120 Jul: 0 Jan: 163 Jul: 0
Feb:  49 Aug: 0 Feb: 143 Aug: 0
Mar:  73 Sept: 0 Mar: 207 Sept: 0
Apr:  78 Oct: 0 Apr: 179 Oct: 0
May: 115 Nov: 0 May: 218 Nov: 0
Jun:  80 Dec: 0 Jun: 244 Dec: 0
                Year To Date       515                 Year To Date    1,154
        2013:             851         2013:          2,214
        2012:             758         2012:          2,245