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Fire and Life Safety Programs and Information

As a part of the overall mission of the Community Safety Division, we offer a wide range of fire and life safety public education opportunities. We believe that the key to a safe community is an emphasis on prevention. By educating the public and our local business community, we can prevent a large number of emergency incidents from ever occurring. Ultimately this saves money, and more importantly, it prevents injuries and saves lives!

Educational Programs and Presentations

We offer specialized educational sessions on a variety of fire and life safety topics to all age groups. Some of the programs offered include: 

    - Business emergency preparedness planning assistance
    - Juvenile firesetter intervention program 
    - Child passenger safety (car seat) inspections
    - Special events and community relations

For more information, please call us at (970) 962-2537.

Fire Station Tours

Fire station tours are available by appointment. To schedule a fire station tour, please contact the Administrative Technician, Bonnie Wright at (970) 962-2537. Please note, a 1 week minimum advanced notice is requested for scheduling fire station tours.


Fire Prevention Week 2016

Smoke Alarm Tips ButtonThis year's National Fire Prevention Week is officially October 9 - 15, 2016, but we like to focus on fire and life safety all year long.  You can learn more about Fire Prevention Week by visiting the NFPA website.

One of the most important fire safety measures you can take in your home is to ensure that you have working smoke alarms.  At a minimum, working smoke alarms should be located in or near each bedroom and sleeping area, and on each level of your home.  Test your smoke alarms monthly, and replace batteries at least once a year.

Did you know that smoke alarm sensors get weaker over time, even if they are hard-wired and/or have fresh batteries?  The smoke sensors themselved have a limited lifespan.  Smoke alarm units should be replaced once they are ten years old.   Be sure to click here to see a Smoke Alarm Safety Tips Sheet from the NFPA.  If you have questions or need more information, please be sure to contact us at (970) 962-2497.

For more information about NFPA's Fire Prevention week, please visit their website.  You can also access a simple home fire safety checklist here:
English version - NFPA Fire Safety Checklist
Spanish version - NFPA Fire Safety Checklist

 

Home Fire and Life Safety Self-Survey Checklist

Did you know that over 80% of fires and fire-related fatalities take place in residential homes?  We've built a home safety checklist that can help you to prevent home fires and other accidents, such as poisonings and fall injuries.  This simple checklist can help you to identify and eliminate potential hazards in your home.  Click here to access the Home Fire & Life Safety Self-Survey Checklist.

Smoke Alarm / Carbon Monoxide Alarm ProgramSmoke Alarm

One of our primary goals is to ensure that every home in our community has working smoke alarms. We offer smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and battery replacement for alarms at no cost to community members that cannot purchase these items on their own.  To request smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms, please call (970) 962-2537 during our normal office hours.  Our fire crews will gladly install the alarms for you in your home. Donations are accepted to help fund these and other life safety programs.

Need assistance with changing your smoke alarm and/or carbon monoxide alarm batteries?  Is your alarm "chirping" to let you know it's time to replace the battery? Maybe you're not comfortable climbing a ladder? If so, we'd be happy to help. Just call our non-emergency dispatch line at 970-667-2151 to request assistance.  This phone line and service is accessible 24/7.

For more information about carbon monoxide safety, please visit:
www.knowaboutco.com


Car Seat Fit Testing Inspection Program

The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority now offers free car seat fit testing inspections. This free service is available by appointment only.  Car seats are inspected by trained and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. To make and appointment for a car seat inspection, please call (970) 962-2537. For more information, please visit our Car Seat Resources page. (Donations are accepted to help fund this and other life safety programs.)

 

Need assistance in picking the right type of car seat for your child? Check out the Ultimate Car Seat Guide website created by Safe Kids Worldwide.  You'll be able to find useful information about car seats at this site.

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Residential Fire Sprinklers Demonstration

The Greenville City (SC) Fire Department created this short video to show the how effective home fire sprinkler systems are when it comes to controlling fire, enhancing life safety, and preventing smoke and fire damage.  Take a few minutes to watch this enlightening video, and consider installing a residential fire sprinkler system in your next home.


 

Grilling Safety

Outdoor grilling can quickly become a dangerous activity if you forget to focus on safety.  For some quick grilling safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association, click here.  You can also watch this short video with some simple grilling safety reminders:


Pedestrian Safety

Crossing a street deserves a moment of silence.  Watch this video to learn more:

Additional Safety Information

Need more information on fire and life safety topics? Use these links to access additional fire and life safety information and resources:

Smoke Alarms 
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Fire Extinguishers - Types and Use
Fire Extinguishers - Refilling and Recycling 
Fire Escape Planning 
Cooking Safety 
Grilling Safety
Halloween Safety Tips 
Heating Safety 
Holiday Season Safety
Home Safety Checklist for Older Adults
Home Safety Tips for Older Adults (Fall Prevention)
Ice Safety
Fireworks Safety
Fire Safety Tips for You and Your Pets 
Reflective Address Signs 
Home Fire Safety Self-Survey Checklist
Car Seat Resources
Car Seat Safety Tips
FD Guide for Safe Drivers

Note: The links on this page to other websites are only provided for informational purposes.  LFRA does not endorse any associated companies, paid services, or products that may be included on those websites.

  

Contact Us

For questions or more details on fire and life safety topics or our numerous safety-related programs, please use the links above, or contact our office via phone at (970) 962-2537 or e-mail.

Fire Extinguisher, Car Seat and Smoke Alarm Recycling / Disposal Information

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Disposal: Many residents are unaware that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, have a limited "lifespan" of effectiveness.  Regular routine maintenance can help extend the "lifespan" of these devices.  However, the general rule of thumb is that these important life safety devices should be replaced about every 10 years.  Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations on maintenance and replacement cycle.  Expired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can be usually placed in your normal household trash for collection and disposal.

Fire Extinguisher Recycling: Fire extinguishers also have a limited effective "lifespan" of about 10 years.  Most fire extinguishers can be recycled after use or at the end of their "lifespan".  For details, please contact your local trash collection and/or recycling service provider.  For Loveland residents, the City of Loveland's Recycling Center, located at 400 N. Wilson Avenue, can accept empty (fully discharged) fire extinguishers free of charge.  For more information and hours of operation, please contact the Recycling Center at (970) 962-2529.

Please note: Loveland Fire Rescue Authority does not perform servicing of fire extinguishers.  For fire extinguisher service needs, please check the yellow pages or search the internet for area businesses that may provide that service.

Car Seat Recycling: Did you know that car seats expire, too?  Child passenger safety seats expire 6 years from the date of manufacture.  You can find the expiration information on the model # sticker located on the bottom or back of the car seat.  Expired car seats, recalled car seats, and car seats that have been involved in crashes and/or have other possible defects, should be taken out of service.  The City of Loveland's Recycling Center, located at 400 N. Wilson Avenue, can accept car seat free of charge for recycling.  You must first remove the cover, padding, buckles and straps.  For more information and hours of operation, please contact the Recycling Center at (970) 962-2529.

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Partners in Life Safety Education

Please visit the websites of our partners in fire and life safety education:
National Fire Protection Association
Safe Kids Larimer County
Safe Kids USA

 Photo of Deputy Fire Marshal Scott Pringle

 

For scheduling or questions about fire and life safety programs and presentations, contact Public Affairs Officer Scott Pringle at (970) 962-2614.

 

Scott serves as our department's Public Information Officer, public education programs coordinator, and assists with Emergency Management. Scott began his fire service career in the Air Force Reserve in 1994. He joined Loveland Fire Rescue as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1996.

 
In 2000, Scott was hired as an Engineer (driver/operator) and then joined the Fire Prevention Bureau as a Fire Inspector in January of 2004. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal in 2005, and became the Public Affairs Officer in 2015.

 
Scott holds State of Colorado certifications as a Fire and Life Safety Educator II, Fire Inspector II, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II. He is also a nationally certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician and as a Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI CFEI/CVFI). 

LFRA Community Safety Division
410 E. 5th St., Loveland, CO 80537 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from noon - 12:30 p.m.) 
Phone: (970) 962-2537
Fax: (970) 962-2912

 

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