Ponderosa FD Round Up – February 2014
Your fire rating on your homeowners insurance should be verified. The Ponderosa Fire Department is a Public Protection Class 3 department. You should review your policy and verify that the PPC is a 3 – contact your agent to assure you are receiving the cost reduction. The Ponderosa FD is rated in the top 6% of our nation’s fire department service levels. You have supported that over the years and you deserve the insurance discount.
We’ve already experienced several residential fires during the cold weather. These were caused by Holiday lighting, unattended candles, home heating units (not maintained) and overloaded electrical power strips. We advise you to be very careful with fireplace fires and assuring your home heating unit is working properly.
Never use flammable liquids to light the fire and use caution with paper. Paper brands can end up on your roof and ignite leaves/pine needles. Never leave the fire unattended and NEVER place ashes in a plastic container or place next to or in any structure. And of course candles are a continuing hazard when located in the wrong place and always use a ceramic plate under the candle (and never leave candles burning while you are away).
The annual Cypress Creek EMS St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 16. Come out and enjoy our community event. It is one of the largest parades in the United States.