Information about Fire Safety
With the numerous resources that are available on the internet today relating to Fire Safety, we wanted to bring you some of the information that will assist you in learning more about fire safety. Fire Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and we hope that you find the information here useful and helpful in both learning for yourself and sharing the information with your family and friends.
Fire Safety Inspections
Are you a business owner or business property owner within the Union Fire Protection District response area? If so, please check here for important information about our Fire Safety Inspection Program. If you don’t know for sure, or have questions, please contact us.
Open Burning Regulations
Open burning is restricted throughout the year in Boone County. From May 1st to September 30th only cookouts, recreational, and ceremonial fires are allowed. During other parts of the year other restrictions apply.
Only natural growth such as leaves, brush, and trees may be burned in open fires.
Find out more about the Open Burning Regulations, and see a summary of the regulations here.
Please call us if you have questions about what and when you may burn.
Working smoke detectors save lives!
Smoke detectors are an important part of every Fire Safety plan for your home and family. Many fires every year result in injuries and deaths that could have been prevented if the home had a working smoke detector. In order to ensure that your detector is working, get into the habit of replacing your detector’s batteries when you “Spring forward” and “Fall back” with your clocks. This is a great time also to review your home fire escape plan with your children, or if you don’t have one, create one so that your little ones know how to escape in case of a fire.
Great Links for Smoke Detector and Home Escape Plans
- Information on smoke detectors from the United States Fire Administration
- How to create a home fire safety exit plan
Fire Safety for Kids!
The United States Fire Administration is a great resource for kids, and parents alike on home fire safety, fire escape plans, and other information. It also includes fun activities for kids such as coloring pages, crossword puzzles, and information on how to become a Junior Fire Marshal.
General Fire Safety information
The U.S. Fire Administration is a great resource for people of all ages. There is information ranging from product recalls to fire safety tips for everyone. This site also includes statistical data relating to fire deaths and their causes, and how to prevent them in the future.