CAR SEAT INSTALLATION - Have you made your appointment?
Did you know West Metro Fire Rescue offers car seat checks and installs provided by our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians?
Learn how to install your seat correctly, what seat is appropriate for your child now, and when it is appropriate to move them into a new type of seat. We install infant only, rear-facing, forward-facing, convertible, combination, boosters, and specialty seats.
Installing car seats correctly can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in case of a car accident. Car seats provide a secure and comfortable position for children to sit in, ensuring that they are protected from impact and any sudden movements.
Car Seat Appointments are offered twice a month at West Metro Fire Station 10 - 3535 S Kipling Street.
Click the button above to sign up via SignUp Genius.
FIRE STATION TOURS & FIRE ENGINE VISITS
West Metro Fire Rescue welcomes our residents to visit us at designated Fire Stations so you can get an up-close look at the profession, rigs, and daily tasks associated with our operations. Our crews are happy to show you around, teach you about the fire apparatus and answer any questions you have. We welcome families, small groups, girl/boy scout troops, classes, etc. but please note that station tours are capped at 30 people.
West Metro Fire Rescue also loves going out into the community. Whether it be a birthday/milestone celebration or a community/school event you can request that West Metro come with one of our rigs (fire apparatus) to talk about the fire service, show off the rigs, do bunker gear demonstrations, and answer any questions you might have.
JOIN US FOR THE FAMILY FIRE MUSTER!
Come be a firefighter for a day at West Metro Fire Rescue's Family Fire Muster!
Its all about having fun while building skills that can keep you safe!
Learn how to: properly fit bike helmets then ride through our bike rodeo, create your family escape plan then crawl low under smoke, try CPR then heal teddy bears at the teddy bear clinic, tour our rigs and learn about all the tools firefighters use to help in emergencies. AND watch our firefighters in action with our live fire demonstrations!
Saturday, September 21, 2024
The event is FREE
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center & Fire Station #10 located at 3535 S. Kipling Street in Lakewood.
JOIN OUR KIDS CLUB for helpful tips and tricks to keep you safe
As a member, you will receive a monthly email message containing seasonal safety activities for pre-school and elementary school-age children. Each month, we share safety tips and information with parents/care takers and include printable activities for kids. It’s a great way for families to introduce safety topics, prepare your household for emergencies and help prevent injuries.
In addition, Kids Club members will receive invitations to the WMFR events! We are excited to have you in our Kids Club!
SCHOOL PROGRAMS taught/led by WMFR Firefighters
WMFR offers a variety of school-based programs.
From fire truck visits and fire safety activities to pedestrian and bike safety skills, we love to visit our schools and teach students how to make safe decisions.
Has West Metro visited your school lately? If not, lets make it happen.
LET US HELP - YOUTH FIRE SETTER CLASS
West Metro Fire Rescue has certified Youth Fire Setter Intervention Specialists who are trained to assess the level of risk and determine the appropriate fire setter intervention. The goal of our program is prevent future misuse of fire.
West Metro Fire Rescue accepts referrals from parents/care takers, schools, and local law enforcement agencies.
Curiosity is normal. Setting fires is not a normal behavior.
WHERES YOUR HOUSEHOLD'S SAFE MEETING PLACE?
HOME ESCAPE PLAN: Don't wait until an emergency happens to realize you should have created an escape plan. Plan ahead and discuss what you and everyone who lives in your household should do if a fire occurs in the home. Know 2 ways out of every room, be sure to practice getting low under smoke and getting OUT. As a household, choose a meeting place outside of the home, so in an emergency, you all have a safe place to meet. This will help ensure you and the fire department knows if everyone is out of the home or if someone is still inside.
Having a safe meeting place is important for your family as well as our firefighters who will risk their lives to find your loved ones. Having everyone in one place keeps our firefighters safe. And remember - once you are OUT, stay OUT. Do not go back in for animals or material items.
SMOKE ALARMS - installation & maintenance
SMOKE ALARMS: Be sure your home has working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
Using a 10-year battery-powered smoke alarms eliminates the need to change your batteries multiple times a year.
If your alarm takes 9-V batteries, you should be changing your batteries every 6 months.
No matter if your alarm is hardwired, powered by 9V batteries or equipped with a 10-year Lithium battery, if you hear a chirp, you need to replace the batteries or the entire unit. Even if the alarm seems to be functioning well, smoke alarms should be retired after 10 years of use.
Smoke and co alarms should be installed per the manufacturers guidelines. Click to see where smoke alarms should be located in your home.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS - installation & maintenance
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DETECTORS: Carbon Monoxide cannot be seen, smelled or heard. But it can be detected with properly installed Co detectors. A carbon monoxide detector should be installed on every floor of your home, including the basement.
Locate detectors within 10 feet of each bedroom door and there should be one near or over any attached garage, especially if you have a battery unit used for back-up power for your home and/or charging an electric vehicle. Each detector should be replaced every five to six years - see manufacturer guide for more information.
Common household sources of CO include: Dryers, Water heaters, furnaces, & boilers, wood-burning or gas fireplaces & wood stoves, gas stoves/ovens, motor vehicles and boats, grills, camp stoves, and fuel-burning lanterns, generators, power tools and lawn equipment.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - sign up and do your part
Additional safety information for your home:
- Post the Poison Control Center phone number with your emergency numbers: 1-800-222-1222
- Register with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to receive product safety information and notification regarding product recalls.
- Use Safe Kids Worldwide’s safety tips and home safety checklist to go room by room through your home.
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