October 21, 2017

9/11 Memorial – Patriot Day

Patriot Day will be observed with Bell Tolling Ceremonies starting at 5:46 a.m. to commemorate the moment each plane crashed on 9/11/01.

The primary memorial event will take place at 7 p.m.

The focal point of the day will be the sculpture in front of the Fire Station created with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center.

More specific information regarding this event can be found at https://www.suisun.com/911-memorial/

9/11 Memorial – Patriot Day

Patriot Day will be observed with Bell Tolling Ceremonies starting at 5:46 a.m. to commemorate the moment each plane crashed on 9/11/01.

The primary memorial event will take place at 7 p.m.

The focal point of the day will be the sculpture in front of the Fire Station created with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center.

More specific information regarding this event can be found at https://www.suisun.com/911-memorial/

Now Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters Online

The Suisun City Fire Department is now accepting applications from anyone interested in serving as a Volunteer Firefighter online through the Human Resources page and Calopps.org.

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Wild Fire Information – Final Update

Solano Sheriff’s Office Green Valley Evacuation Area – Oct. 11

As of 9 a.m. Monday, October 16, Solano County Sheriff has lifted all mandatory evacuations and opened most roads. Advisories remain for Green Valley and points north as Cal Fire crews continue to work in the area, and residents are advised to be prepared to leave if conditions worsen.

Shifting wind conditions may change smoke behavior, bringing it into the Suisun City area, until all the fires are extinguished.

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Excessive Smoke from Wild Fires

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning due to forecast high north winds from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

The change in wind direction and intensity is expected to change smoke behavior, meaning it could become less or more smokey from time to time in somewhat unpredictable patterns. Increased smoke is not a reliable indicator of fire danger given that smoke can be carried much further by wind conditions than fire.

Excessive smoke will continue to come into Suisun City until all the fires burning in Sonoma, Napa and upper Solano counties are fully extinguished. This is a health concern that should be taken seriously.  There is no current wildfire risk to Suisun City, nor is any anticipated. [Read more…]

Helping Our Neighbors – Disaster Assistance

During disasters, public employees are routinely called up to serve residents of the most impacted communities. During the current fires, Suisun City Police Officers, Firefighters and Public Safety Dispatchers have assisted in a broad range of fire area assignments in Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties.

Meanwhile, non-sworn Public Works and other personnel are involved in disaster training, as well as keeping our usual operations on track.

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No Suisun City Evacuations Anticipated

There are no evacuations anticipated for any part of Suisun City for the likely duration of the current fire events.

Based on all known information, the Suisun City Police and Fire Departments have no expectation to issue any evacuation orders for any part of Suisun City. [Read more…]

9/11 Memorial – Patriot Day

Patriot Day will be observed with Bell Tolling Ceremonies starting at 5:46 a.m. to commemorate the moment each plane crashed on 9/11/01.

The primary memorial event will take place at 7 p.m.

The focal point of the day will be the sculpture in front of the Fire Station created with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center.

More specific information regarding this event can be found at https://www.suisun.com/911-memorial/

Smoke Detectors

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The Suisun City Fire Department recommends smoke detector batteries be checked at least twice a year when daylight savings starts and ends. All smoke detectors 10 years or older should be replaced with a new long-life model required in California.

Smoke detectors are a simple and affordable device that every dwelling should have to alert residents to life-threatening smoke and fire. Smoke detectors are effective in giving residents sufficient notice to evacuate a dangerous situation.


10-Year Smoke Alarms Required

All smoke alarms sold in California are now required to be sealed-battery models with a minimum life of 10 years. They also must have the date of manufacture, a place to note when the unit was installed and a hush button to silence nuisance alarms from non-emergency situations, such as burning toast or steam from a shower.


diagram-smoke-alarm-installationSmoke Detectors Basics

Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home has working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, in the hallways leading to the bedrooms, and on each level of your home, including the basement. Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12”from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows, vents).

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are now required in California homes, particularly in new construction or in dwellings that have had $1,000 in remodeling or other permitted construction work performed.  These detectors are available in single purpose and combination (both smoke and carbon monoxide) models. The diagram below shows where these detectors should be placed throughout a dwelling.

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Suisun City Helps Fight Valley Fire

20150914 - Valley Fire - Today Show - Screenshot_2015-09-14-23-01-51Personnel from the Suisun City Fire Department and Police Department are on the front lines fighting the Valley Fire, protecting property and assisting homeowners in the midst of one of the worst wildfires in State history. [Read more…]