Are YOU ready? Would you know what to do in an emergency?
Ready.gov - information from Homeland Security on how to prepare for an emergency.
CodeReady.org - a Minnesota initiative created to help Minnesotans be informed, organized and connected about emergency preparedness.
Click here for information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Click here for information about the Anoka County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
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A law passed in the 2005 legislative session (Laws 2005, chapter 135) generally gives to motorized foot scooters the same rights and responsibilities as bicycles on streets and highways.
Recognizing the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with its citizens, as well as educating its youth, the Fridley Police Department developed a School Resource Officer Program, a nationally accepted plan to place a law enforcement officer within schools.
Carbon monoxide, also known as "CO", is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. The incomplete burning of solid, liquid and gaseous fuel produces it. Any fuel burning appliance in your home is a potential source of CO.
Shortness of Breath
Symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu but without the fever.
Make sure appliances are installed according to manufacturer's instructions and local building codes. Most appliances should be installed by professionals. Have the heating system, chimneys and vents inspected and serviced annually. The inspector should also check chimneys and flues for blockages, corrosion, partial and complete disconnections, and loose connections.
Install a CO detector/alarm that meets the requirements of the current UL Standard 2034 or the requirements of the IAS6-96 Standard. Look for a hard-wired or plug-in model with digital readout and a battery backup. The CO detector/alarm should be installed in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home. Make sure furniture or draperies do not cover up the detector.
In dwellings, getting out quickly can mean the difference between life and death
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning-a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.
Because fire can grow and spread so quickly, having working smoke alarms in your home can mean the difference between life and death. But these life-saving devices are only effective when they're working properly. Smoke alarms with batteries that are dead, disconnected, or missing can't alert you to the dangers of smoke and fire. Follow these tips to ensure that your smoke alarms are installed correctly and tested regularly.
Once the alarm sounds, you may have as few as two minutes to escape. By learning how to effectively use the smoke alarm's early warning to get out safely, you'll reduce your risk of dying in a home fire.
The right way to install smoke alarms:
IT'S A FACT: All hardwired or battery-operated smoke alarms, installed before May 2000, should be replaced now!
A smoke alarm's lifespan is 10 years, which means any smoke alarm installed before May 2000 is too old and needs to be replaced. The smoke alarm is no longer reliable. Part of smoke alarm maintenance includes knowing when to replace the unit. The few minutes it takes to replace a smoke alarm can save the lives of roommates, family members, neighbors and firefighters.
More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year, and the majority of them have no working smoke alarms. To prevent these deaths, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) is sponsoring the nationwide Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign, which emphasizes that "Smoke Alarms Save Lives."
The USFA offers a few helpful tips on smoke alarms:
Every residence, and place where people sleep, should be equipped with both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors. Place properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home.
Interconnected smoke alarms are best, because if one sounds, they all sound. Test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline batteries at least once every year, or as instructed by the manufacturer. You can use a date you already know, like your birthday or when you change your clocks as a reminder. Write the installation date on the inside cover of the smoke alarm for future reference.
Homeowners, landlords and renters should check to verify exactly when each smoke alarm in the home was installed. If any smoke alarm was installed before May 2000, now is the time to have it replaced.
The City of Fridley Emergency Operations Plan meets the requirements of the new National Incident Management Systems (NIMS). The incorporation of NIMS within the City's Emergency Operations Plan serves to unify federal, state and local response procedures, and facilitate the coordinated response of all levels of government.
Download the 2011 City of Fridley Emergency Operations Plan203.14 KB.
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The Police Department is located in the lower level of the Fridley Municipal Center at 6431 University Avenue NE in Fridley, Minnesota. Redesigned in 1989, the facility has offices, holding cells, a firing range, heated garages for squads and equipment, locker rooms and an emergency operations center.
The department provides around the clock police service with 40 sworn peace officers and 15 full- or part-time civilian staff. A Public Safety Director and two Captains, each in charge of a Division, administer the department. The Field Operations division consists of the uniformed patrol officers and non-sworn community service officers. The Technical Services division includes Information Services, Special Projects and Investigation.