FAQ Topic: Fire Department FAQ's

Boating Classes

USCG Safe Boating Programs A Florida Boating Safety ID card is required for anyone born after January 1, 1988 who operated a vessel powered by more than 10HP. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 offers two coursed to qualify for the Boating Safety ID Card. An eight-hour Boat America class the 1st Saturday of the month … Continued

Water and Beach Safety

Water and beach activities are popular pastimes for Madeira Beach. As traffic increases, safety requires vigilance to prevent mishaps and even serious accidents. Careless navigation causes damage to property from excessive wakes. Some of the following are laws; others are suggestions. Boating the Safe Way Observe the posted “Idle Speed, No Wake” and “Slow Down, … Continued

Fire Sprinkler’s In Home

Only fire sprinklers can detect fire AND automatically control it – affording families the time to make a safe escape and protect valuables and property. Please join us in helping to save lives by supporting the installation of residential fire sprinklers in all American homes. For more information on increasing the awareness of the benefits … Continued

Bicycle Safety

State laws define bicycles as moving vehicles subject to the same traffic regulations as automobiles, etc. As a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities as a motorist does. Ride predictably, just as you would if you were operating a motor vehicle. Blending in with the normal traffic flow is the safest way to … Continued

What should I keep in mind about fire inspections?

Always be sure to contact your fire inspector when emergency contact information changes. In the event of an emergency, it is important that we are able to contact the correct individual. By providing us with up to date emergency contact information we can make contact as quickly as possible.

What are examples of violations?

Extension cords Extension cords cannot be used as a substitute for permanent wiring. Instead, use a multi-outlet power strip that plugs directly into a wall outlet. Emergency lights/Exit signs Lights and signs (that are illuminated from within) shall function in both normal and emergency power modes. Fire Extinguishers Extinguishers shall be visible, readily accessible and … Continued

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