Fire Department FAQ
The best fire prevention is knowledge. This page is designed to provide you with some information and tips on fire safety. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
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Commercial Building Inspections
The current ISO rating is class 3.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends the following:
- Smoke alarm/detectors on every level of your home, including the basement
- Smoke alarm/detectors in each bedroom and outside each sleeping area
Smoke alarms/detectors should be placed at least 10 feet away from any cooking appliance. Detectors should be placed high a wall with the top of the alarm/detector no more than 12 inches from the ceiling. They should not be placed near vents, ceiling fans or windows to allow for best operation.
You should test your smoke detectors every month and change the batteries every year.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Each floor of the home needs a carbon monoxide detector, especially those with a fuel burning appliance like a furnace, fireplace or water heater.
Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed 5-20 feet from any fuel burning appliance like a furnace, fireplace, or water heater. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located outside any sleeping areas.
All carbon monoxide detectors come with an expiration date stamped on the label. They are typically good for 5 - 7 years.
The City of Trinidad does not allow any open burning of trash or weeds inside the city limits. All recreational fires must obtain a Special Burn Permit from the Fire Chief, located at Station #2, 1102 Nevada Ave., 719-846-3411, prior to the event.