Destin Fire Control District

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Destin Fire Control District

Destin Fire Control District Message Center

  • 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


     

  • Smoke Alarm Installation Program

    Smoke Alarm Installation Program

    Don’t have a smoke alarm, or the one you have does not work?

    Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, the Destin Fire Control District is proud to provide a Smoke Alarm Installation Program.

     

    Smoke Alarm Program Notice

     

    Residents of Destin who do not have a smoke alarm, or do not have a working alarm can sign up today to receive a free smoke alarm.

    Call us at (850) 837-8413.  Smoke alarms SAVE LIVES!!!

     

     

     

     


     

  • Important News

    Important News

    • Firefighter Death Announcement

      It is with deepest sorrow that the Destin Fire Control District reports the death of one of our Firefighters; Battalion Chief Mike Urenda.  Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family and co-workers and to all the lives he has touched through his service.

    Memorials may be made to the gofundme account “Mike Urenda Memorial and family fund”.

    For more information visit:  http://www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mike-Urenda/



     

    • Regular Monthly Board of Commissioners Meeting – Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m at 848 Airport Road, Destin, FL  32541

       


     

  • Up Coming Events

    CPR Training

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

    Upcoming classes:

    • Monday January 9, 2017 at 8:00am (BLS class)
    • Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 am (Standard AED/Heartsaver class)
    • Please Call for February schedule (850) 837-8413

     

    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: 48 Jul: 125 Jan: 133 Jul: 296
Feb: 56 Aug:   82 Feb: 138 Aug: 228
Mar: 56 Sept:   71 Mar: 194 Sept: 184
Apr: 50 Oct:   61 Apr: 160 Oct: 159
May: 73 Nov:   73 May: 178 Nov: 143
Jun: 133 Dec:   62 Jun: 202 Dec: 131
                Year To Date       890                 Year To Date  2,146
        2015:             819         2015:          2,147
        2014:             919         2014:          2,278
        2013:             851         2013:          2,214