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NEWS ARTICLE: 12-14-18

From the Angel Fire Fire/EMS Department

SAFETY INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

 

 

Thank you for visiting the Village of Angel Fire. We would like to provide you with a few tips to help with your stay here.

 

 

1)     MEDICAL EMERGENCIES; In the event of an Emergency, please Dial 911. We provide Fire and Emergency Medical Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are renting accommodations, please be able to tell the dispatcher your Address and Unit#  (especially if you are staying in a condominium). If you feel that you do not need an Ambulance, but are not feeling well, call us anyway. We will be happy to help guide you to the closest medical facility.

 

2)     FIREPLACE ASHES;  Each year, The Angel Fire Fire Department responds to fires that are caused by improper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, grills or mobile fireplaces designed for use on decks or patios. 

 

Coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to start a fire for many days after you believe the fire is out. The exact amount of time for complete extinguishment and cooling depends on many factors such as how hot the fire was, what was burning, how much unburned fuel remains, etc.

 

To be safe, simply treat all ashes and coals as hot even when you think they had time enough to cool.

 

To properly dispose of ashes or coals we recommend the following:

 

• If possible, allow ashes and coals to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days.      These devices are designed to contain their heat safely.

 

• When it is time to dispose of the ashes, transfer them to a metal container and wet them down.

 

• Keep the metal container outside your home and away from any combustibles until the refuse is hauled away.

 

• DO NOT place any other combustibles in the metal container. 

 

• DO NOT use a combustible container

 

 

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Village of Angel Fire.

 

John Murtagh

Chief of Fire/EMS

Village of Angel Fire