Owatonna Fire Department News
This year's campaign theme is Electrical Safety for All Ages. Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage. While electrical hazards threaten the public at large, certain populations experience risks that are significantly higher than that of the general population. Our youngest and oldest populations are exceptionally vulnerable. Since 1999, an average of 496 children ages 14 and under have died each year due to unintentional fire or burn-related injury. As for the older population, the risk for individuals aged 65 and older dying in a fire is 2.6 times greater than that of the general population, and this risk increases with age. With that in mind, ESFI has developed a multifaceted campaign with valuable safety resources targeting our youngest and oldest populations, as well as up-to-date safety resources for the general public.
ESFI's Electrical Safety for All Ages campaign features a comprehensive list of resources for use by electrical safety advocates, divided into the following categories:
- Resources for Older Adults
- Resources for Children
- Resources for Homeowners and Consumers
- Resources for the Workplace
- Electrical Safety Advocate Guide
Steele County Safety Camp Registration Starts May 6th!
Safety Camp is being held this year on June 13 & 14. Parents of 3rd grade students will be able to register their children for Safety Camp starting May 6th at the Fire Station. Drop off the completed registration form along with the $20 registration fee between business hours (8 AM - 4:30 PM). Click on the picture to the left for more details.