Raymond Volunteer Fire Department

RED FLAG WARNING Fire
by raymondfire (March 13, 2014, 05:39:06 AM) in Fire

ANTELOPE-BOONE-MADISON-PLATTE-COLFAX-BUTLER-SEWARD-LANCASTER-
SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-PAWNEE-
314 AM CDT THU MAR 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PMCDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
016...030...031...042...043...050...065...066...078...088...089...
090 AND 092...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 016...030...031...042...043...050...065...066...078...088...089...090 AND 092.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
431 AM CDT THU MAR 13 2014

NEZ016-030-031-042-043-050-065-066-078-088>090-092-131745-
ANTELOPE-BOONE-MADISON-PLATTE-COLFAX-BUTLER-SEWARD-LANCASTER-SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE- JOHNSON-PAWNEE-431 AM CDT THU MAR 13 2014

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON.

EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY...SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS.
ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

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Personnel of the year, Time of Service. General News
by raymondfire (February 28, 2014, 07:28:09 PM) in General News

Personnel Time In Service and Personnel Of The Year.

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Dangers Of Improperly Discarded Cigarettes. Fire
by raymondfire (February 27, 2014, 10:38:01 PM) in Fire

On Wednesday a 2 alarm fire was call at a UNO apartment style dormitory. Investigators have concluded that the fire had started with an improperly discarded cigarette. If you or someone you know is a smoker always be cautious of how the cigarette is discarded and especially in dry conditions. Putting out a cigarette the right way only takes seconds, too. It is up to you to make sure your cigarette is put out, all the way, every time.

One-in-four people killed in home fires is not the smoker whose cigarette caused the fire.
- More than one third were children of the smokers.
- Twenty-five percent were neighbors or friends of the smokers.


Smoking & Home Fire Action Steps
- If you smoke, smoke outside.
- Wherever you smoke, use deep, sturdy ashtrays.
- Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out.
- Check for cigarette butts.
- Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used.
- If you smoke, fire-safe cigarettes are better.
- Be alert!

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Ne. Fire Marshal Warns of Wildfire Danger Fire
by raymondfire (February 03, 2014, 07:22:40 PM) in Fire

The state fire marshal is warning Nebraskans that the danger of wildfires for most of the state is high.

State Fire Marshal Jim Heine says the map released Wednesday by the Nebraska Forest Service sets the wildfire danger status for most Nebraska counties at high or very high.

Heine says a lack of moisture, recent high winds and people failing to exercise proper caution is a combination for disaster and causes concern for the Nebraska Fire Service.

Heine suggests Nebraskans obtain required burn permits and avoid burning in windy weather to help allay the danger. He also says people should never leave a fire unattended and should not throw lit cigarettes on the ground

Source: 10/11, Associated Press.

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