06/17/2024

Safety this Memorial Day Weekend

Community Members,

As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, I’d like to take a moment to remind you all about the importance of safety, particularly when it comes to outdoor fires. It’s been a dry period, and the risk of wildfires is elevated. We can all do our part to keep our community safe and enjoy the holiday weekend without any mishaps.

Constant Supervision: Whether you’re having a small bonfire or burning off some yard debris, never leave any fire unattended. Fires can spread quickly, and the earlier you spot a problem, the easier it will be to control.

Be Prepared: Make sure you have fire extinguishing equipment nearby and ready to use. This could be a garden hose, a fire extinguisher, a rake to smother the fire, or a blower to clear away flammable materials. Preparation is key in preventing a small fire from becoming a big problem.

Time Your Burns: The best time to burn is in the morning when temperatures are cooler, and the grass is still damp with dew. These conditions can help prevent the fire from spreading.

Keep Us Informed: If you’re planning to burn ground cover or anything sizeable, please call us beforehand at 573-346-3262. This will help us be better prepared in case something does go awry and allows us to monitor fire risk conditions more effectively.

Lastly, let’s all take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country. It’s our responsibility to keep our community safe so their sacrifices were not in vain.

Enjoy the weekend, have fun, and stay safe! Let’s watch out for each other and make sure our Memorial Day weekend is remembered for all the right reasons.

Stay safe, and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend,

Todd Watson
Fire Chief – Coffman Bend Fire Department