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News

  • Comment Period Deadline for CDBG Evaluation Report

    A 15-day comment period regarding Caldwell's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for HUD 016 will end at 10 am on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The plan is availalble for review . . . (click on title to read more)

    12/14/2017 3:18:38 PM

  • Construction Update: Idaho 55 Improvement Project

    The Idaho Transportation Department has closed Lake Avenue south of Idaho 55 (Karcher Rd) . . . click on news title to read the rest of the story.

    11/22/2017 12:39:08 PM

  • New Fishing Docks Installed at Caldwell Rotary Pond

    Caldwell Rotary Pond has a new, updated look: new fishing docks installed last month. Many thanks to all who collaborated to make this happen: Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation, a private contractor, Fish and Game, and the City of Caldwell -- they look amazing! Click on the title for the whole story.

    11/13/2017 12:30:08 PM

More News

Fire Prevention Week October 8-14, 2017

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building

Source: “Fire Prevention Week.” NFPA - Fire Prevention Week, www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week-2.           


Installing Smoke Alarms

 

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips:

  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height.
  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Call your local fire department’s non-emergency number to find out what number to call if the CO alarm sounds.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
  • If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel.
  • If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow.
  • During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.
  • A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.
  • Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.