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  • Miscellaneous - WindsorFire.com
    provides us with information on susceptible infrastructure such as schools hospitals nursing homes etc population demographics and potential places of refuge We have a role as well in the Amherstburg Nuclear Plan as a reception centre for displaced persons in the event of a nuclear release from Fermi in Michigan There again we are considered to be in a safe zone and mass evacuation is not called for Additional info on emergency preparedness and vital links and public education materials are also available on our website Does the fire department rescue cats from trees No we don t On the rare occasion when you may have seen something in the newspaper or on TV to the contrary the rescue was because of some other circumstance In one instance the treed cat was located outside the window of a classroom of children with Downs Syndrome who were desperate to have the cat rescued If you put some food at the base of the tree the cat will eventually come down on its own Have you ever seen a dead cat in a tree Does the Fire Department sell fire exit signs and sell and or inspect fire extinguishers The Fire Department does not sell exit signs or fire extinguishers nor do we inspect extinguishers How can I contact the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association Windsor Professional Firefighters Association telephone number is 519 258 7291 The Benefit Fund is also a part of the Association What brand of carbon monoxide detector is best We cannot recommend a specific brand of CO detector If the detector is ULC approved then it meets minimum standards and will do the job for which it is designed More expensive models have digital readouts What we do recommend is that you select a battery operated model Where should a carbon monoxide detector be located in the home Proper placement of a CO detector is important In general the human body is most vulnerable to the effects of CO during sleeping hours so a detector should be located in or as near as possible to the sleeping area of the home If only one detector is being installed it should be located near the sleeping area where it can wake you if you are asleep Where sleeping areas are located in separate parts of the home a detector should be provided for each area Additional CO detectors should be placed on each level of a residence and in other rooms where combustion devices are located such as in a room that contains a solid fuel fired appliance gas clothes dryer or natural gas furnace or adjacent to potential sources of CO such as in a teenager s room or granny suite located adjacent to an attached garage Unlike smoke which rises to the ceiling CO mixes with air Recognizing this a CO detector should be located at knee height which is about the same as prone sleeping height Due to the possibility of tampering or damage by pets children

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  • Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks - WindsorFire.com
    Where can I obtain a copy of the By Law respecting the sale and the setting off of fireworks within the City of Windsor A copy of By Law 136 2004 can be obtained by contacting Windsor Fire and Rescue Fire Prevention Services at 519 253 6573 Where do I apply for a permit to use pyrotechnic special effect fireworks You can apply for a permit two ways Come in to the Fire Prevention Office located at 65 Elliot East behind Fire Hall 1 on Goyeau Street or contact the office at 519 253 6573 Who can discharge pyrotechnic special effect fireworks A Pyrotechnician Who is the Chief Fire Official Chief Fire Official means the Chief of Windsor Fire and Rescue Services or his designate s Why is a permit necessary A permit ensures the event will be conducted safely and the people involved are qualified to discharge the pyrotechnic special effects fireworks Are there conditions put on the permit by the fire department Yes The following are conditions in the by law that must be adhered to the permit is valid only for the display at the place and on the date or dates set forth in the permit the permit holder shall supervise the display of pyrotechnic special effect fireworks the permit holder shall discharge the pyrotechnic special effects fireworks the permit holder shall provide and maintain fully operational fire extinguishing equipment ready for immediate use the permit holder shall comply at all times with the requirements of the Act and the Pyrotechnics Special Effects Manual published by Natural Resources Canada or any successor publication and a demonstration of the display or portions of the display shall be conducted upon request of the Chief Fire Official No permit holder shall discharge pyrotechnic special effect fireworks except in accordance with the conditions of the permit The permit holder holding the display of pyrotechnic special effect fireworks shall ensure that all unused fireworks and all debris are removed Every holder of a display fireworks or pyrotechnic special effect fireworks permit shall produce his or her permit upon being so directed by the Chief Fire Official All permits granted by the Chief Fire Official may be revoked whenever in his discretion the holder of such permit is in non compliance with its terms or he has concerns for the safety of the public Can applications be refused Yes The Chief Fire Official has the right to refuse the permit if the application is incomplete the applicant is not a Fireworks Supervisor the display is not being held under the auspices of an established club association or group of persons or there are reasonable grounds for belief that the holding of the display fireworks will result in a breach of this by law or the Act What information is required to apply for a display permit Every application for a permit must include a description of the event including a site plan of the facility and room capacity the stage and the

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  • Smoke Alarms - WindsorFire.com
    well smoke alarms are best installed near the stairs that interconnect the levels or storeys Always install the smoke alarms on the ceiling or on the upper portion of a wall in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions Where are smoke alarms required to be located in each dwelling unit A smoke alarm is required to be installed between each sleeping area and the remainder of the dwelling unit Where the sleeping areas are served by hallways the smoke alarms must be installed in the hallways In addition at least one smoke alarm is required to be installed on each storey that does not contain a sleeping area Which type of smoke alarm should I purchase Individuals should assess the circumstances of their household and select the most appropriate alarm however an important consideration in the purchase of a smoke alarm is conformance to a recognized standard In Ontario CAN ULC S531 is the recognized standard for both the ionization and photoelectric types of alarms Both ionization and photoelectric type products conforming to this standard are available on the market A homeowner will know that a smoke alarm meets the requirements of this standard by the ULC or cUL label on the device Who is responsible for installing and testing smoke detectors in my apartment The tenant or the landlord It is the legal responsibility of the building owner to install and maintain your smoke alarm This includes condominiums The condominium corporation the owner We give away smoke alarms preferably to people who cannot afford them Call the Fire Prevention Office at 519 253 6573 for details If additional smoke alarms are being installed to comply with the Fire Code do they have to be electrically interconnected to the existing smoke alarms A dwelling unit has 2 existing smoke alarms that are hardwired to an electrical circuit and interconnected to each other When one activates the second smoke alarm also activates at the same time If additional smoke alarms are being installed to comply with the Fire Code do they have to be electrically interconnected to the existing smoke alarms No The additional smoke alarms may be battery powered and need not be inter connected Additional hardwired smoke alarms would also satisfy the requirements whether or not they are interconnected Where a dwelling unit is of a split level design is a smoke alarm required on each separate level No A smoke alarm is not required on each level in a split level dwelling unit because each level does not count as a separate storey To determine the number of storeys in a dwelling unit and thus determine the number of smoke alarms required it is necessary to first identify the first storey of the dwelling unit The Fire Code defines the first storey as meaning the storey with its floor closest to grade and having its ceiling more than 1 8 m above grade Once the first storey has been identified it is then possible to identify the basement

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  • Tornadoes - WindsorFire.com
    Radio with battery back up capability is your best source to receive the warning In some areas civil emergency sirens may be your first official warning In addition if your television or radio has battery back up capability you may receive NOAA s National Weather Service warnings from local media How far do tornadoes travel once they touch the ground The average Michigan tornado is on the ground for less than 10 minutes and travels a distance of about 5 miles However they do not always follow the norm and have been known to stay on the ground for more than an hour and travel more than 100 miles How fast do tornadoes travel Tornadoes generally travel from the southwest at an average speed of 30 miles per hour However some tornadoes have very erratic paths with speeds approaching 70 mph How many tornadoes usually occur in Michigan every year An average of 16 tornadoes occurs in Michigan each year Since 1950 239 persons have been killed due to tornadoes During this same time Michigan has experienced 869 tornadoes What is a tornado warning The local Weather Service NWS office issues a tornado warning whenever a tornado has been sighted or NWS Doppler Radar indicates a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado A severe thunderstorm warning is issued whenever a severe thunderstorm is observed or NWS Doppler Radar indicates a thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds or large hail Warnings are for smaller areas such as counties and are usually 30 to 90 minutes in length You must act immediately when you first hear the warning If severe weather is reported near you seek shelter immediately If not keep a constant lookout for severe weather and stay near a shelter What is a tornado watch A tornado severe thunderstorm watch is issued whenever conditions exist for severe weather to develop Watches are usually for large areas about two thirds the size of lower Michigan and are usually two to six hours long Watches give you time to plan and prepare What is a tornado It is a column of violently rotating winds extending down from a thunderstorm cloud and touching the surface of the earth What is the difference between a tornado and a funnel cloud A funnel cloud is also a column of violently rotating winds extending down from a thunderstorm however it does not touch the earth When do tornadoes generally occur Most tornadoes occur during the months of May June July and August in the late afternoon and evening hours However tornadoes can occur any time of the day or night in almost any month during the year Home FAQ Calling 911 Consumer Fireworks Display Fireworks Floods Miscellaneous Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks Smoke Alarms Tornadoes Links Divisions Administration Apparatus Equipment Apparatus Types Equipment Extrication Tools Mechanic Certifications Apparatus Locations Communications Emergency Planning Fire Rescue Fire Stations Medical Response After the Fire Investigation Prevention Education Training Recruiting Contact Us Site Map Fire Prevention Fire Safety Plan Templates Information

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  • Smoke Alarm Videos - WindsorFire.com
    Owners When Disaster Strikes Hotel Fire Safety Home Fire Safety Outdoor Fire Safety Youngsters Fire Safety Fire Safety Fall Prevention for Older Adults Smoke Alarm Information Carbon Monoxide Information Sprinklers Translated Materials Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Co op Photo Gallery WFRS History Apparatus Histories Fire Stations Histories Firefighting Traditions Misc History Articles Smoke Alarm Videos A A A Smoke Alarms NFPA General Smoke Alarms NFPA Technology Features Smoke Alarms NFPA 10 Yr Lifespan Smoke Alarms NFPA A Sound You Can Live With Make It Stop Hush Alarms Emily s Room Smoke Alarms Home FAQ Calling 911 Consumer Fireworks Display Fireworks Floods Miscellaneous Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks Smoke Alarms Tornadoes Links Divisions Administration Apparatus Equipment Apparatus Types Equipment Extrication Tools Mechanic Certifications Apparatus Locations Communications Emergency Planning Fire Rescue Fire Stations Medical Response After the Fire Investigation Prevention Education Training Recruiting Contact Us Site Map Fire Prevention Fire Safety Plan Templates Information Requests Applications Lock Box Program Smoke Alarm Information Important Ontario Fire Code Information Fire Prevention Videos Smoke Alarm Videos Holiday Entertaining Videos Fireworks Safety Videos Home Sprinkler Videos Burn Prevention Videos Fire Safety for Older Adults Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos B B Q Safety Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos College University Fire Safety Videos Smoking Safety Videos Electrical Safety Videos Home Heating Safety Videos Candle Safety Videos Escape Planning Videos Cooking Safety Videos No Time to Spare Videos Battery Safety Videos Photo Gallery Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Statistics Essex County Fire Services Meet Our Team Chief Bruce Montone s Biography Organization

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  • Holiday Entertaining Videos - WindsorFire.com
    Education General Fire Safety Issues Building Owners When Disaster Strikes Hotel Fire Safety Home Fire Safety Outdoor Fire Safety Youngsters Fire Safety Fire Safety Fall Prevention for Older Adults Smoke Alarm Information Carbon Monoxide Information Sprinklers Translated Materials Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Co op Photo Gallery WFRS History Apparatus Histories Fire Stations Histories Firefighting Traditions Misc History Articles Holiday Entertaining Videos A A A Holiday Safety NFPA Christmas Tree Fire Comparison Holiday Safety NFPA Entertaining Safely Holiday Safety NFPA Electrical Lights Holiday Safety NFPA Christmas Tree Safety Home FAQ Calling 911 Consumer Fireworks Display Fireworks Floods Miscellaneous Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks Smoke Alarms Tornadoes Links Divisions Administration Apparatus Equipment Apparatus Types Equipment Extrication Tools Mechanic Certifications Apparatus Locations Communications Emergency Planning Fire Rescue Fire Stations Medical Response After the Fire Investigation Prevention Education Training Recruiting Contact Us Site Map Fire Prevention Fire Safety Plan Templates Information Requests Applications Lock Box Program Smoke Alarm Information Important Ontario Fire Code Information Fire Prevention Videos Smoke Alarm Videos Holiday Entertaining Videos Fireworks Safety Videos Home Sprinkler Videos Burn Prevention Videos Fire Safety for Older Adults Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos B B Q Safety Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos College University Fire Safety Videos Smoking Safety Videos Electrical Safety Videos Home Heating Safety Videos Candle Safety Videos Escape Planning Videos Cooking Safety Videos No Time to Spare Videos Battery Safety Videos Photo Gallery Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Statistics Essex County Fire Services Meet Our Team Chief Bruce Montone s Biography Organization Chart Co op Students Spring

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  • Fireworks Safety Videos - WindsorFire.com
    Weather Public Education General Fire Safety Issues Building Owners When Disaster Strikes Hotel Fire Safety Home Fire Safety Outdoor Fire Safety Youngsters Fire Safety Fire Safety Fall Prevention for Older Adults Smoke Alarm Information Carbon Monoxide Information Sprinklers Translated Materials Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Co op Photo Gallery WFRS History Apparatus Histories Fire Stations Histories Firefighting Traditions Misc History Articles Fireworks Safety Videos A A A Fireworks NFPA Leave Fireworks to the Pros Fireworks NFPA Family Testimonial Fireworks Safety NFPA Dan Doofus Fireworks NFPA Injuries Home FAQ Calling 911 Consumer Fireworks Display Fireworks Floods Miscellaneous Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks Smoke Alarms Tornadoes Links Divisions Administration Apparatus Equipment Apparatus Types Equipment Extrication Tools Mechanic Certifications Apparatus Locations Communications Emergency Planning Fire Rescue Fire Stations Medical Response After the Fire Investigation Prevention Education Training Recruiting Contact Us Site Map Fire Prevention Fire Safety Plan Templates Information Requests Applications Lock Box Program Smoke Alarm Information Important Ontario Fire Code Information Fire Prevention Videos Smoke Alarm Videos Holiday Entertaining Videos Fireworks Safety Videos Home Sprinkler Videos Burn Prevention Videos Fire Safety for Older Adults Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos B B Q Safety Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos College University Fire Safety Videos Smoking Safety Videos Electrical Safety Videos Home Heating Safety Videos Candle Safety Videos Escape Planning Videos Cooking Safety Videos No Time to Spare Videos Battery Safety Videos Photo Gallery Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Statistics Essex County Fire Services Meet Our Team Chief Bruce Montone s Biography Organization Chart Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall

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  • Home Sprinkler Videos - WindsorFire.com
    Disaster Strikes Hotel Fire Safety Home Fire Safety Outdoor Fire Safety Youngsters Fire Safety Fire Safety Fall Prevention for Older Adults Smoke Alarm Information Carbon Monoxide Information Sprinklers Translated Materials Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Co op Students Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Co op Photo Gallery WFRS History Apparatus Histories Fire Stations Histories Firefighting Traditions Misc History Articles Home Sprinkler Videos A A A VIDEO Princella Lee Bridges Fire Sprinker Initiative Home Sprinklers Burn Test Home Sprinklers NFPA Bringing Safety Home VIDEO Jo Brinkley Chaudoir Fire Sprinker Initiative Fresno Fire Dept PSA Fireman or Home Sprinkler VIDEO Chief Brower Fire Sprinker Initiative Home FAQ Calling 911 Consumer Fireworks Display Fireworks Floods Miscellaneous Pyrotechnic Special Effects Fireworks Smoke Alarms Tornadoes Links Divisions Administration Apparatus Equipment Apparatus Types Equipment Extrication Tools Mechanic Certifications Apparatus Locations Communications Emergency Planning Fire Rescue Fire Stations Medical Response After the Fire Investigation Prevention Education Training Recruiting Contact Us Site Map Fire Prevention Fire Safety Plan Templates Information Requests Applications Lock Box Program Smoke Alarm Information Important Ontario Fire Code Information Fire Prevention Videos Smoke Alarm Videos Holiday Entertaining Videos Fireworks Safety Videos Home Sprinkler Videos Burn Prevention Videos Fire Safety for Older Adults Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos B B Q Safety Videos Home Fire Safety Inspection Videos College University Fire Safety Videos Smoking Safety Videos Electrical Safety Videos Home Heating Safety Videos Candle Safety Videos Escape Planning Videos Cooking Safety Videos No Time to Spare Videos Battery Safety Videos Photo Gallery Firefighters Become a Firefighter In the Line of Duty Padre s Corner Prayers Creeds Thoughts Statistics Essex County Fire Services Meet Our Team Chief Bruce Montone s

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