Fire Station Visits
CCFD#1 will accommodate visits to fire stations for small groups. No minimum number of visitors is required. To arrange a tour, please contact (360) 225-7462 to schedule at least a week in advance.
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan and can save lives! When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. When one sounds, get outside and stay outside. Call the fire department from a neighbors house or cell phone. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level. Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. Roughly 2 out of 3 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working (data provided by NFPA). Test all smoke alarms once a month. If your smoke alarms take a 9-volt battery, change them when you change your clocks (twice a year). Don’t “borrow” a battery from a smoke alarm. Smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years.
We have a smoke alarm program for people that live within our jurisdictional boundaries. If you have questions or think you may need a smoke alarm for your home, please contact our office at (360) 225-7462
Home Fire Escape Plan
If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
MAKE an escape plan with your entire family by drawing a map using an escape planning grid showing all doors and windows. KNOW at least two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside for your escape route are clear of clutter and open easily. HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that is a safe distance from your home where everyone can meet. PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year. Practice using different ways out as well. TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help or get to them. CLOSE doors behind you as you leave (if you can).
1/3 of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. Only 8% said their first thought of hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out. So talk to and practice with your family so everyone can be safe in the event of a fire.