Smoke Detector Installation
Park County Fire District #2 offers smoke detectors or battery replacement at no cost for residents that are unable to afford them. If you live in the district, are low or fixed income, elderly, or disabled and you need assistance, please contact us for a consultation.
Test: Smoke detectors should be tested once a month to make certain they are working. Change: Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm at least once a year. A good reminder is to change your battery when you change your clocks! Replace: Replace your smoke alarm every ten (10) years. If you don't know how old your smoke alarm is, or if it is ten (10) years or older, replace it as soon as possible. Remember: Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are installed and working. The majority of fatality fires occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
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Planning for the 4th of July Holiday:
On any given day this time of year, Cody winds mixed with the dry fuel and low humidity can contribute to rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior. Several areas around the state are already experiencing these conditions, and many are already under red flag warnings - A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions - strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures - are present or imminent. There is no significant moisture in the forecast, which means these conditions may continue through the 4th of July holiday.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
- You should know
- Concerns to Firefighters and the Public
- fireworks safety precautions
- It is illegal to discharge fireworks within the city limits of Cody.
- Fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal land.
- The only place it is legal to discharge fireworks is on privately owned land outside the city limits with permission from the land owner.
- We want everyone to enjoy the fun and beauty of fireworks to help us celebrate our freedom. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch the public fireworks show put on by professionals.
- It is likely we will be experiencing many days in the near future of red flag conditions. It is your responsibility to check the weather forecast and any red flag conditions prior to using any open flames including fireworks.
- Individuals may be held liable for any damages done to property for a fire they start negligently.
- Anticipate any ignition in flashy fine fuels to burn readily and move rapidly during periods of dry and windy weather conditions.
- Keep a supply of water, shovel, and fire extinguisher close by as a precaution.
- Use only under adult supervision.
- Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
- Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
- Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
- Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.