November 22, 2019

Traffic Safety During Power Outages

During power outages, it is very typical that traffic signals will become inoperable. When a driver approaches an intersection with traffic light blackout, State law requires the driver to treat the intersection the same as a four-way stop.

Suisun City Police Chief Aaron Roth reminds all drivers that “if all traffic signal lights are not working because of an electrical power failure, you must stop at the intersection and then proceed when you know other turning and approaching vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians have stopped. A blacked-out traffic signal works the same as a four-way stop intersection.”

Please plan ahead for possible power outages, and take extra care while driving to reach your destination safely, taking extra care to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Defeating Neighborhood Crime Together

CRIME-preventionWhen Police Chief Tim Mattos met with Waterfront Neighborhood members earlier this month, he said the Police Department would respond to their concerns. Here’s a quick update on what’s happened so far. [Read more…]

Solano Homeless Strategic Plan

Homeless DefinitionSuisun City has joined Solano County and other regional cities to help develop a 5-Year Strategic Plan to respond to homelessness in Suisun City and all of Solano County. [Read more…]

Home Video Cameras

Skybell-Door-Home-Security-CamerasPolice are taking note of increased incidence of home burglaries that start as a knock on the door or theft of delivered packages.  A doorbell video surveillance camera can be a relatively inexpensive method of combating this growing trend. [Read more…]

Community Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Suisun City residents are pleased with the City and want to maintain and improve local services, according to a recently commissioned, independent community opinion survey. The survey of more than 300 Suisun City residents, late last year by the highly respected opinion research firm of Godbe Research, found that 78.5% of respondents found Suisun City as an “excellent” or a “good” place to live. [Read more…]

Be Safe! Stay Clear of the Rails!

pdf_upcares_worth_waitSuisun City is a railroad town, with very active tracks running right along our northern border.  Please stay off the rails even when the signal arms are not activated. [Read more…]

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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