Fire Prevention and Education is one of the most important functions of any Fire Department. Our goal is to provide the general public with access to information and activities that will help to increase not only awareness to fire or emergency situations, but the ability to safely and properly respond if a dangerous situation occurs. With proper planning, preparedness and knowledge everyone can make better decisions regarding safety.
FIRE SAFETY HOME SAFETY SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY
Safety Topic: Controlled Burns/Brush Burns
As winter slowly relinquishes its hold and the spring season starts to blossom, many people find themselves with the desire to clean up, especially outdoors. As the ground and area dries out many people take the opportunity to have a "controlled burn" of left over wood, scraps and vegetation growth. It is incumbent upon the individual who has decided to have a burn to ensure every safety measure is taken, and know that individual "controlled burns" are not supported or advocated by the Cambridge Fire Department. Below are a few recommendations if an individual decides to take it upon themselves to have a burn.
Severe weather season is here! It is not a question of "IF," but rather "WHEN!"
In certain situations, severe weather can occur with little warning. Be sure to have a plan of action and to think about what you would do in places other than your home, such as work, school, or places you could be when you are out and about! Have more than one way to be alerted of and be able to monitor severe weather. Mobile phone apps, a weather radio, AM/FM radio, local TV stations, and outdoor warning sirens are all good ways when used in conjunction with each other. For additional information, we recommend you visit NWS Milwaukee's Severe Weather Awareness Page.