Bertral WashingtonFire Chief
The mission of the Pasadena Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fires, medical emergencies, and hazards; we engage the community in our mission through progressive community outreach.
The members of the Pasadena Fire Department take pride in our commitment to professional service by maintaining our skills, knowledge and abilities. All members of the Department will conduct themselves in an ethical manner conforming to a moral standard of right versus wrong by treating each other and the people we serve humanely, decently, and honestly. We subscribe to the following values:
Accountability Members of the Pasadena Fire Department will be accountable to each other and the community we serve. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.
Integrity As members of the Pasadena Fire Department, we strive for honesty and fairness in our dealings with our customers and each other. We are honorable to our profession and we inspire each other to maintain trustworthiness, openness and sincerity.
Flexibility Pasadena Fire Department members will adapt to the ever changing needs of our community, the organization and the environment.
The Pasadena Fire Department is proud to be an active
member in a collaborative effort to help provide a Thanksgiving Day Dinner to
families in our community that would otherwise not have this chance. We invite you and your family to join us in
our effort to make Thanksgiving Day a memorable one for these families.
Decorating homes and businesses is a long standing tradition during the holiday season. Unfortunately it’s these decorations that increase the chance of fire. Follow a few simple Christmas tree & holiday decoration fire safety tips to ensure Happy Holidays.
CHRISTMAS TREES can remain relatively fire safe if you follow these simple steps:
• When selecting your live Christmas tree, choose a fresh one with green needles.
• Recut the trunk at least two inch above the old cut as soon as you get it home. This allows it to continue to pull moisture into its foliage.
• Keep the trunk in water immediately after it is recut. Moisture is the key to keeping the tree fresh and thereby enhancing its fire resistance. If the tree will be kept outside for a few days, stand it in a bucket of water until you are ready to bring it indoors.
• Check the water levels daily... Never let the water level go below the bottom of the trunk. Commercial floral preservatives can also be added to the water to help keep the tree fresh.
• Locate any tree at least 3 feet away from sources of heat. Avoid placing any tree, live or artificial, near a heater outlet, wood stove or fireplace. Put it in the coolest location possible.
• Never leave a lighted tree unattended.
• Remove the tree immediately after the holidays. Even a properly cared for live tree will eventually die. Take it to a recycle center or leave for your refuse collector.
LIGHTS & DECORATIONS
• Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
• Keep decorations away from heat sources, windows and doors.
• Properly install your holiday lights. Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory.
• Be sure to use indoor lights inside and outdoor lights outside.
• Make sure all electrical cords have no frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets. Do not attempt to repair a worn light set! Throw it away and purchase a new replacement.
• Do not overload electrical outlets.
• Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe.
• Do not leave lights turned on for prolonged periods or unattended.
• Keep your exits clear by keeping decorations away from windows and doors.
• In addition to being shatterproof and shock resistant, LED lights produce almost no heat, making them safe to touch and greatly reducing the risk of fire.
To learn more visit our website at: www.pasadenashareameal.com.
Fire Dept Accreditation Announced 08-27-2015
MEDIA ALERT ANNOUNCING CLASS 1 STATUS Christmas Tree Guidelines