The Public Education Team at the Amherst Fire District is a very busy group. There are several annual events that take place that we participate in programs every year. Of course, we believe in teaching fire safety everyday though.
The Portage County “Keep the Wreath Green” program will start on Thanksgiving Day and run through New Years. The “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign is designed to raise public awareness of home fires during the holidays. Each Fire Department in Portage County is displaying a wreath that starts the season with all green bulbs. When a structure fire happens during the season, each wreath will have one green bulb replaced with a red one. The goal is to keep as many green bulbs in the wreath as possible. Many fire departments are offering holiday safety tips during the season. You can visit the new Amherst Fire District website at to find out more on how you can keep your family safe during the holiday season. The Fire fighters, First Responders and Ambulance staff wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season
Victor R. Voss Fire Chief
Closing doors on your way out slows the spread of fire, giving you more time to safely escape. In some cases, smoke or fire may prevent you from exiting your home or apartment building. To prepare for an emergency like this, practice "sealing yourself in for safety" as part of your home fire escape plan.
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