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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 2-6

IMG_0557.JPGIt may not feel like it this week,but it's time to think about preparing for the severe weather our region often sees in the spring.

The National Weather Service (NWS) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have declared the week of March 2-6, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri. The goal of the week is quite simple: SAVE LIVES. The best way to do this is by being prepared. Everyone should have a basic knowledge of severe weather safety rules and have a severe weather plan in place. Knowing what to do, or where to go when severe weather threatens can be the difference between life and death.

More information is available from the National Weather Service.

Winter Weather Readiness

The Fenton Fire Protection District is always prepared for whatever events may occur as a result of adverse weather. Prevention of injury, accident, or incident should be everyone's priority. When the National Weather Service forecast calls for ice, snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures, power outages are a very real possibility as are downed power lines.

  • Stay away from downed power lines and be aware of any objects such as fences which they are resting on
  • DO NOT operate emergency generators indoors, in a garage, or on a porch. Assure they are far enough away from your house so the exhaust is not drawn into your home.
  • Only utilize generators as directed in the owners manual.

We recommend everyone have a CO monitor in their home even if they don't have gas appliances such as furnaces or water heaters.  Carbon monoxide can enter the house from a vehicle left running in a garage or from a generator running too close to the house. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, so the only way to detect it is with a CO detector.

Do you have one?

Message from the Fire Marshal, January 2015

The Fenton Fire Protection District, as it relates to building permits, is responsible for ensuring that fire and life safety is provided and maintained in the buildings located within our jurisdiction. In our continued effort to maintain our commitment, we have adopted new/revised Fire Prevention codes as well as our Building Codes

These changes are effective as of January 1, 2015. Please visit our website at www.fentonfire.org to review the newly adopted Ordinances. In order to view the revised building codes you must have or install Adobe Reader. The Ordinances are as follows:

  • Ordinance Number: 2014-01 Revised Building Code
  • Ordinance Number: 2014-02 Revised Fire Prevention Code

We have also eliminated Permit and Inspection requirements of residential construction, additions or alterations. However, upon request we will perform plan review and conduct inspections for fire and life safety on any residential construction, additions or alterations at no charge respectively.

Copies of these new ordinances can be sent via e-mail when requested.

Thank you for your time and continued support of the Fenton Fire District.

Mark Murphy, Fire Marshal

Fenton Fire District Mission Statement

fentonpatch.gifThe Fenton Fire Protection District is committed to providing our residents and neighbors the highest quality emergency services by being progressive, highly trained, and community oriented. We will achieve our mission through strong leadership, financial responsibility, and innovation.

Child Safety Seats in Missouri

Did you know...

  • Children less than 4 years old or less than 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat.
  • Children ages 4 through 7 who weigh at least 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4'9" tall.
  • Children 8 and over or weighing at least 80 pounds or at least 4’9” tall are required to be secured by a safety belt or buckled into an appropriate booster seat.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has more information available about booster seat and child safety seat usage.

Building Permits

oldfenpatch.gifThe Fenton Fire Protection District issues permits for building construction, commercial use, blasting, bonfires, open burning, and commercial fireworks. Our permit applications are available for download from the Permits Page as well as plenty of information about what is required for a permit application.