• Ready – Be ready, be Firewise. Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feMlaars9kc&feature=player_embedded Information brought to you by Dept of Interior, FEMA, US Forest Service, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Firewise,International Fire chiefs Association at WWW.WildlandFireRSG.org
• Set – Situational awareness. Pack your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department and public safety.
• Go – Act early! Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.
COMMUNITY REMINDER: TO REGISTER YOUR PHONE(S) WITH LETA 911 FOR REVERSE 911 CALLS FOR NOTIFICATION FOR EVACUATIONS
2014 JOHNSON FIRE
Roberts Ranch Fire
The Flooding of 2013 in Livermore
CR 80 C and Andrews Park
CR 80 C and Andrews Park
There have been many reports on the amounts of rain that fell in the week of September 12th 2013 in Livermore CO. Some are reporting as much as 16 inches. Many residents have dealt with flooded basements and foundations that had failed, washed out access roads and driveways. As a district we lost many of our water resources to fight fires, from washed out dams that need to be rebuilt.
CR 80 C & CR 82 E
Livermore residents are also asked to check the status of their propane tanks. Many tanks have been pushed from their bases and/or sinking, placing tension on the connections. If this is the case, turn off your propane and call your provider to have the tank reset and checked for damage.
Fire Season 2012
Community Fund Raiser for the Mountain Fire Districts
Hewlett Fire 2012
Livermore Fire Protection District Served in many capacities during the Hewlett Fire. LFPD was the hub for official information, opening our building to host the Public Information Officers. Many of the news crews obtained their official information for the Hewlett Fire at Station One. We also opened our bays to feed many of the firefighters that were unable to get their breakfast due to rain, slick and muddy roads.
Many of the Livermore Community residents dropped by to give thanks, some brought homemade cookies, drinks, and snacks. Even those in the community that were themselves being evacuated stopped by to see if there was anything that our firefighters needed.
Thank you to our community!
Hewlett Fire ignited by a campstove 7685 Acres burned
Stuart Hole Fire
Suart Hole Fire
Stuart Hole Fire was started by a lightening strike on June 4, many members of our community were evacuated. Three structures were lost. Livermore Fire provided water and manpower to the scene. We also served as a sight for Public Information. Acres lost were approximately 227
Halligan Fire was grass ignited by lightening strike. We were able to get immediate help from the county and their resources due to the fact there was so many crews on High Park Fire. This fire didn't have a chance with the immediate response from the residents near the fire who reported it immediately.
High Park Fire
High Park Fire Consumed 87,284 Acres and displaced many from their homes. This fire effected everyone that was in it's path. As of 10/24/2012 High Park Fire was still considered active.
Livermore Fire was somewhat passive active in this fire. We were paged out many times to evacuate Bonner Peak residence, hold at stand by, and we again hosted Public Information. We were also available to cover for Glacier View while they tried desperate to protect their people and their homes from destruction.
Our heart goes out to all that lost their homes and belongings, to those who came back to home but had losses in other ways: spoiled meat, smoke damage, etc.
Most of all, we thank those who fought to save homes and resources- to the firefighters of Glacier View, Rist Canyon, Poudre Canyon Fire and all that came form other areas.
We salute you! THANK YOU!
Livermore Fire Protection District is honored to have as one of its founding members and Retired Chief, Gaius "Gay" Reynolds, co-author with his wife, Sue Reynolds, of Stories of Faith and Courage for Firefighters and First Responders. Order at FellowshipofChristianFirefighters.com.
Stories of Faith and Courage from Firefighters and First Responders by Gaius and Sue Reynolds
LFPD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating for individual rural properties?
Most properties have an ISO rating of 9 or 10. This rating is established based on a variety of criterion including response time, amount of water able to be pumped onto the structure in a limited amount of time and available apparatus to do so
How do I know if I am part of the Livermore Fire Protection District?
Examine your Property Tax Statement and verify your parcel number located in the top right heading of the document. One the top left side of the document is your Tax Authority. If you are in the Livermore Fire Protection District, “Livermore Fire District” will be listed.
How wide should my entrance to my rural home be?
A minimum useable all weather driveway/road surface width of 12 feet is recommended to assure safe ingress and egress of emergency response vehicles. If topography makes the width impractical a narrower width for short distances may be acceptable if the road design is demonstrated to be otherwise safe. Maintainable minimum acceptable width in these cases is 10 feet. (Larimer County Road Standards, Para G-7(a)(2)).
Is there a clearance standard for areas with a lot of trees?
Access road through forested areas must maintain property clearance heights above the traveled way sufficient to allow passage of emergency vehicles. Tree branches must be trimmed to obtain a minimum overhead clearance of 13 feet 6 inches. (Larimer County Road Standards, Para G-7(a)(3)).
Are there other roadway access considerations for my private property?
Yes. Larimer County Road Standards can be accessed by going to www.larimer.org, go to “Larimer County Engineering Dept Road Standards”, then go to “County Standards for Private Roads”.
Does LFPD conduct residential fire inspections?
No. LFPD is an all volunteer organization and there are no current members qualified to conduct such inspections. It may be necessary to refer to a commercial entity in Ft. Collins to accomplish required inspections
How do I request reports for my insurance claim or litigation?
Submit a written request to: Livermore Fire Protection District, ATTN: Assistant Chief of Administration, PO Box 28, Livermore CO 80536. If you are representing a person that received medical treatment, you must provide written notarized consent from the subject or the appropriate subpoena. You may contact the A.C. of Adminisrtation directly at (970) 222-8185 to arrange waiver of subpoena service and expedite your request.
9. Am I required to have a sprinkler system in my home that I am building in the Livermore Fire Protection District?
Requirements for fire suppression systems incuding residential and commercial sprinkler systems are mandated by Larimer County. Each structure must be evaluated based on the criterion set forth by Larimer County Building Department. In addition to the structure, there may be conditions on the actual property that were set forth when the parcel was subdivided within the last 100 years. Details pertaining to some issues may be accessed at www.larimer.org under the Building Department. However, all of the conditions of the parcel may not reveal themselves until a building permit is drawn.
Now is the time to get rid of those unwanted tree limbs and slash piles from your efforts to create defensible space around your mountain retreat.Most outdoor burning in unincorporated Larimer County requires a permit signed by both the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Environment. The fire department evaluates applications for potential fire safety issues, while the health department evaluates applications for air quality issues that can impact human health.
To obtain a permit there are 3 methods available for you to use:
Visit the Department of Health and Environment at 1525 Blue Spruce Dr., Fort Collins, 80524, and fill out the application there.
You may also contact the Department of Health and Environment by phone at 498-6775 and fill out an application.
Once you have your permit, please burn when there is at least 3 inches of snow on the ground and there are no winds.Burning should start early in the day so the fire totally out by dark.It is NOT necessary to call Livermore Fire when you start the burn but you MUST call Larimer County dispatch @ 416-1985 and notify the dispatcher when you start the burn.Please call 911 if there is an emergency or if the fire gets out of hand.
Submitted by D. Herder
Signs and Symptoms Of Stroke ·Sudden weakness or paralysis of the face and leg on one side of the body ·Slurred speech ·Sudden confusion with difficulty speaking or understanding speech ·Sudden dimness or loss of vision ·particularly in one eye ·Loss of balance and coordination ·Sudden severe headache ·Abnormal sensations or loss of sensation in an arm or a leg or on one side of the body The “Cincinnati Stroke Test” Have them: ·Smile or show teeth: Normal – both sides of face move equally well Abnormal – one side of the face does not move as well an the other ·Close their eyes, raise their arms, palms up. Normal– both arms move the same direction or do not move at all Abnormal – one arm does not move or one arm drifts down compared to the other ·Repeat a simple phrase, such as "How are you, I'm fine, thanks.""(i.e. It is sunny out today)" Normal – patient uses the correct words with no slurring Abnormal – patient slurs words, uses inappropriate words or is unable to speak
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
If stroke symptoms are present, dial 911 – time is critical!
Prevent Heart Attacks Without Drugs
Unlike most physicians, naturopathic doctors don’t look to pharmaceutical companies as their first line of defense against heart disease. Instead, they turn to natural means of lowering risk.
If a patient has angina caused by cholesterol forming blockages to the heart, a cardiologist might use angioplasty to compress or remove the blockages, and prescribe a statin drug to lower cholesterol. But in addition to the risks involved in the procedure itself, results are often temporary and the blockages return in a few short months. Statins also cause side effects, including severe muscle pain or weakness and sleep disturbances.
A naturopathic physician would prescribe treatments to restore blood flow to the heart by naturally lowering cholesterol and decreasing artery-clogging deposits. Below are steps a naturopath might use to lower cholesterol levels:
High fiber diet. A daily high-fiber intake would include five to ten grams of soluble fiber.
Red yeast rice extract (300 mg twice daily). Red yeast rice extract can reduce LDL by as much as 30 percent. Since red yeast rice extract may lower amounts of CoQ-10 in the body, patients might be advised to take a CoQ-10 supplement. Niacin, which may help boost the effects of red rice yeast, might also be added to the daily regime.
Nuts. All nuts, but especially walnuts and almonds, contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and soluble fiber. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts twice a week lower their risk of heart disease by 30 to 40 percent.
Plant Sterols. Sterols, which are found naturally in many plant foods, decrease the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Check food labels and choose items such as brands of orange juice with added plant sterols and fortified margarines, such as Benecol. Aim for two grams a day.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Eat three or more servings of fish weekly or take supplements that provide 1,000 mg to 3,000 mg of omega-3 oils every day
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that can descend in a funnel shape usually occur during the early stages of rapidly developing thunderstorms. They can contain winds up to 300 miles per hour and occasionally accompany tropical storms and hurricanes. Although most tornadoes that occur in the United States are along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, the plains, and the western states, they can occur anywhere.
During a “Tornado Watch” -
(up to 6 hours notice)
Weather conditions are right for a tornado.
Listen to local Emergency Alert System radio/TV stations.
Be alert to changing weather conditions.
During a “Tornado Warning” -
(0-1 hour notice)
A tornado has been sighted!
Immediately protect yourself from flying glass and debris.
Go to the basement or hallway on the lowest level of the building and get under sturdy furniture or go to an inside closet, bathroom.
If you are in a high-rise building, there may not be enough time to go to the lowest floor. Pick a place in a hallway in the center of the building, crouch low to the floor, covering the neck and head.
If outdoors, go into a building and stay away from windows and doors.
If no buildings are available, get into a ditch or low lying area. Lie in a flat low spot and cover your neck and head. Watch out for flash flooding.
If in a car, get out and go inside a sturdy building.
Keep away from buildings with wide span roofs, such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, shopping malls, and large stores. These types of buildings have greater risk of collapsing.
Flas Floods can develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible signs of rain. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water that carries rocks, mud, and other debris and can sweep away most things in its path. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appears harmless in dry weather can flood.
If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or television for information.
Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
Be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without such typical warnings as rain clouds or heavy rain.
The following are important points to remember if you are driving when flood conditions are present:
Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
A foot of water will float many vehicles.
Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.