Fire Prevention

Throughout the year, suppression staff perform general and specific fire inspections in businesses throughout the the Geyserville Fire Protection District. Most of these inspections are general life safety inspections. The staff that performs these inspections look for fire hazards and exiting violations. Generally these inspections take very little time, but may help business owners remain compliant with fire and safety codes, while providing a safe working environment for their employees, and consumers.

KNOX BOXES

The Knox Rapid Entry system is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out, or there is any emergency, the Knox Box Rapid Entry System allows firefighters and paramedics immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store keys, access cards, gate keys, etc. in high security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a master key controlled by the Fire Department.

In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox Padlocks and key switches operate the same master key. This allows fire department access to gated communities and storage areas using the same Master key.  Learn more…

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DEVICES

As of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home.  Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.

The California State Fire marshal has created the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on carbon monoxide devices to provide the citizens of California with information on this important matter.  This document as well as the State Fire Marshal approved Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Smoke Detector list are available below.

Frequently Asked Questions on Carbon Monoxide

List of California State Fire Marshal Approved Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detectors and Smoke Alarms

FIRE INSURANCE INFORMATION

The Geyserville Fire Protection District is a combination paid and volunteer department that staff’s Station 1 24 hrs a day 7 days a week 365 days a year with two people. Initial response for a structure fire or vegetation fire is three engines a a chief officer. Additional engines will respond on an as needed basis. Hydrants are located in and around the town proper of Geyserville and in and around The Vineyard Club. In non-hydranted areas a 4000 gallon water tender will respond to all fires.

Learn more about the FIRE CODE…                NFPA 704…       Safety Information…