Rogers Fire Department employs a Fire Chief, Fire Inspector and 39 paid-on call firefighters. The Fire Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, responds to hazard material accidents, automobile extrication, confined-space events, and responds to ice/water emergencies. The Fire Department is responsible for fire code compliance, fire prevention, preventing fires by inspecting commercial/industrial buildings, emergency management operations, and maintaining an ISO Class 3 rating.
The purpose of outdoor warning sirens is to warn people who may be outdoors to find shelter immediately and get information from their TV’s or radios.
Tornado and Severe Weather Watches and Warnings:
- A Watch is issued when conditions are present for a tornado or storm to develop. People are advised to continue normal routines, but be alert for changing weather conditions.
- A Warning is issued when wind speeds exceed 70 mph, and/or trained weather spotters notify the National Weather Service, and/or Doppler radar indicates severe weather is approaching. (Outdoor Warning Sirens will be activated)
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As some of Rogers, developments are reaching the 10-year mark so are the smoke alarms in those homes. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years from the manufacture date. Over time, the sensors in the alarms become dusty and cloudy causing alarms to go off for no reason or to not alarm when intended. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. There are two kinds of smoke alarms ionization – which detect flaming fires quickly and photoelectrical – which detects smoldering fires quickly. It is recommended to use both types or a combination alarm in your home. Smoke alarms should be tested monthly and batteries replaced at least every six months depending upon battery duration.
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