Vegetation Management Program: Fire season in now a year-round reality in many areas of California and the San Francisco Bay Area, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year. The Belmont Fire Protection District takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildfire. However, the reality is that in a major wildfire, there is simply not enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home. For information on how to help protect your property click here.
Smoke Detectors: The Belmont Fire Protection District wants to remind residents of the reminder of Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted in fires in the home with no smoke alarms or non-working smoke alarms. For more information on how to install and maintain a smoke detector click here.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 80,100 non-fire CO incidents in which carbon monoxide was found, or an average of nine such calls per hour. In California, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act which went into effect July 1, 2011 requires all single-family homes with an attached garage with a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms with the home. For more information on how to install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector click here.