Tuesday through Thursday we all will experience temperatures and wind chills that our homes’ heating systems are NOT designed for. -20 to -30-degree temperatures with wind chills into -40 and up to -50+.
Newer homes will struggle to maintain temperature and older homes will NOT maintain temperature and the temperature WILL drop while the heating system is working at full capacity.
1. Please raise the temperature in your home on Monday, 2 to 4 degrees above your normal setting….
2. Take all programmable thermostats out of setback mode and set on a permanent HOLD.
3. If you have a furnace; replace the filter.
4. Keep garage doors closed.
5. Limit opening exterior doors.
6. Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
7. If you have a 90%+ furnace and boiler: You must keep the intake and exhaust clear of ice and snow. During these cold temperatures, ice can build up. A 90%+ furnace and boiler have 2 white PVC pipes; an exhaust pipe and an intake pipe that are generally on the side or back of your home. In some instances, they are on your roof, do NOT go on your roof to clear the pipe.
If the temperature in your home is dropping and your radiators are HOT with boiler systems or you have HOT air coming out of your vents with furnaces DO NOT PANIC. Please make sure that your heating system continues to operate.
If the temperatures drop in your home, it will not be able to recover until temperatures rise and the windchill diminishes. Our heating systems cannot overcome temperatures -20 to -30 with wind chill up to -50+. They are sized to operate at 0 degrees outdoor. Put your thermostat on hold 70 degrees or higher.
To help minimize temperature loss you can boil water, make soup, or stews; they help introduce humidity and warmer temperatures into your home. DO NOT USE YOUR OVEN or a GRILL TO HEAT YOUR HOME. Please check on neighbors and elderly residents during these extreme temperatures. Stay warm and safe this week and share this with any of your family and friends.
The Beach Park Fire Department responded to 1,534 emergencies in 2018. This was a 2.5% increase from our call volume in 2017. Our members continue to train hard so we are prepared when that next 911 call comes in. We are very excited to see what 2019 has in store for us!
Please see the link below to see different numbers from the departments around Lake County!
With the holidays just right around the corner, here are some safety tips that everyone should review with their families! Have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!!!
We would like to congratulate Riley Walters and Matthew Bloom as they completed the Quad 2 Fire Academy. Pictured is Chief Tierney and Deputy Chief Friedl as they attended their graduation ceremony Wednesday night. Riley and Matt have put in many hours of training during the academy, as well as with the members of the Beach Park Fire Department. Congratulations Gentleman! Never stop training!!
One of our residents had a small kitchen fire a few weeks ago in their home. The family did some research on how they could prevent this from occurring again. They wanted to share some safety tips on how you can prevent kitchen fires in your home.
Great video on a Mayday situation
Beach Park Fire Department has partnered with IFSA “Be Alarmed” Free Smoke Detector Installation program for the next 3 months. All Beach Park residents are welcome to contact the Fire Department, during business hours, to schedule the smoke detector installation and educational review of Fire Safety and Escape.
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