With the Fourth of July approaching the Union Fire Protection District is asking residents to use caution and observe precautions if they choose to purchase and or set off fireworks. Fireworks seem to be a traditional way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Such celebrations can turn unpleasant when children or adults become injured while using fireworks.
Every year people nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for firework associated injuries. Most injuries are burns involving the hands, eyes, and head. Injuries can easily occur if the user fails to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions. Before using fireworks be sure to:
The Union Fire Protection District asks all to follow the safety precautions mentioned above and have a safe July 4th. Celebration and summer.
Please keep in mind the number of persons in the Community contracting COVID-19 is increasing every day. We all are trying to return to our normal daily routines however, more time is needed for a vaccine to be developed and administered.
In the meantime, continue to practice everyday preventive actions as recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are working to help keep you and the community safe from the threat of a novel, or new corona virus. Take the following everyday steps to help avoid the spread of not only the Covid but all respiratory viruses:
remote controls and doorknobs.
The Union Fire Protection District is asking residents to use caution when open burning on their property. Open burning of tree limbs and residential brush is allowed only outside the Union City limits. The open burning period is limited to the period beginning September 16th and ending April 14th. Brush piles are limited to 16 square feet and the burning may occur between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
The Franklin County area has received favorable precipitation in the recent few weeks, yet conditions can become unfavorably dry in a matter of days. A resident who is burning on their property can quickly create an escalating out of control natural cover fire resulting in damage to others’ properties. Such fires have been known to spread to homes and structures destroying them.
Prior to open burning one should contact the Franklin County Communication Center at 636-583-2567 or Union Fire Protection District Station #1 at 636-583-2515 to confirm open burning will be allowed given the current or forecasted weather conditions.
Some guidelines to follow are:
· Burn piles should be limited to 16 sq. ft.
· Do not burn within 50’ of a structure
· Wind speed must be less than 10 miles an hour
· Humidity should be greater than 50%
· Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose, dirt, or sand on hand as an extinguishing agent
All open burning should be constantly attended, and residents need to have the availability to call 911 if their open burning should get out of control. Household trash, tires, shingles, siding, and treated lumber should not be burned.
Congratulations to Firefighters Mike Kedl and Dylan Keeven who were sworn in on June 14, 2021 as Career Firefighters for the Union Fire Protection District.
Engine Room Ceiling Painting:
Bids shall be submitted and received by the Fire District no later than Monday
June 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Interested parties are welcome to visit the Fire Station. Please call 636-583-2515 ahead of time so a Fire Representative may be present.
Fire Chief, Union Fire District
The Union Fire Protection District prepares for the Memorial Day parade on Monday May 31, 2021. Firefighters set up the American flag to fly over parade participants as they complete the parade route at West State & North Washington, the location of the American Legion Hall.