Apartment Fire Safety

Multifamily Fire Safety – The goal of the Berthoud Fire Protection District’s Multifamily Fire Reduction Program is to reduce apartment fires and create safer communities by providing training for landlords, property owners, and tenants. This class is free of charge; for additional information call (970) 532–2264. Note: On behalf of the Berthoud Fire Protection District, […]

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Campfire Safety

Approximately 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by people. One of the most common causes is unattended campfires. Emergency responders need your help in keeping our forests and campgrounds safe for everyone. There are a few key steps to making and maintaining a safe campfire. Pick a Safe Spot Do not build a fire […]

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Car Seat Safety

“Always Buckle Children in the backseat!” Child Auto Safety Is As Simple As ABC! Always secure rear-facing infant seats in the back seat! Buckle up every child in the car properly! Children should always be buckled in the backseat! Protect your most precious cargo, have your child safety seat inspected. Your children are important to […]

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Carbon Monoxide Information

What is Carbon Monoxide (CO) and how is it produced? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, […]

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Celebrate Safely and Smartly this Fourth of July

Take the Pledge to be Safe! Create happy memories free of fireworks injuries by following these simple safety tips from SafeKids Worldwide and the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Leave Fireworks to the Professionals The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays […]

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Don’t Get Burned by Unsafe Grilling This Summer

There’s nothing more synonymous with summertime than backyard barbecues. While you gather with coworkers, friends, and family for outdoor cookouts this year, just remember that outdoor grilling poses some serious risks. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, propane-related grilling accidents cause more than 7,000 fires and explosions annually, resulting in 20,000 emergency room visits […]

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Heatstroke Prevention

Did you know that, on average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States? Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical condition. July […]

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Internet Safety

How many electronic, internet enabled devices do you have in your home? How often are you, your family, and your children sending and receiving information via the internet? According to one survey in 2013 there were, on average, 5.3 internet capable devices per person in North America. The same study reports that by 2018 the […]

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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms The Berthoud Fire Protection District smoke alarm program installs smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for needy households. This service is free to eligible residents. The District provides the following services through this program: Testing and changing of smoke alarm batteries for those who are physically unable to do so. Smoke […]

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Smoke Alarm Information

Smoke Alarms Do you know the sound of your smoke alarm? Do you know what your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm sound like? What is the difference? What should you do if either of them activate? Find out here Video Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working […]

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