Recent Calls
Tue. Mar 22nd 2016
AFD responds to a working brush fire

AFD E-33,E3 and Medic 31 responds to a brush fire located in the Crossbrook Community.   The fire was contained to ...

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Tue. Aug 26th 2014
Fully involved vehicle fire from a head on motor vehicle crash

AFD Company 3 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Kent Junction Road just north of the Dunbar Road entrance. Wise C...

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Sun. May 25th 2014
Structure Fire in Roda

AFD Company 3 was dispatched to a working structure fire in the 1500 block of Roda. Engine 33 arrived on scene. A quick ...

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News Headlines
Thu. Mar 24th 2016
AFD Recruits putting it all together

AFD Fire Recruit Class No. 9 is putting it all together pictured here on March 6, 2016.  

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
The sweatshirts fail to meet federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk to users.
The owner’s manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
The wooden stem on the top of the decorative pumpkin can detach when picked up, causing the glass pumpkin base to fall and break, posing a laceration hazard.
The rollover protective structure (ROPS) at the back of the tractor can loosen and fail to protect the operator in a rollover accident, posing a risk of injury. 
The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.
If the nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking of the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.
The children’s pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The portable generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Water can leak into the weatherproof connector on the power adapter and cause a short circuit, melting, and overheating, posing a fire hazard.
The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.
The pin that secures the brake pads can loosen, posing a crash or impact hazard.
The seat belt stays can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers in the event of a crash.
The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.
The glass diffuser can detach and fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
The glasses can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard.
Mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
The weld connecting the top and bottom posts can fail and allow the top post to fall, posing an impact hazard to nearby consumers.
The recalled decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.
The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.
The children’s pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The foot warmer under the mattress cover can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard.
The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 
The crossbows can fire or discharge unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.
The mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration hazard to the operator or bystanders.
The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standards for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing burn and explosion hazards to consumers.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
The snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard.
The cranks can bend or break during use, posing a fall hazard.
A drawstring in the poncho’s hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
The children’s nightgowns and pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The children’s nightgowns and two-piece pajama sets fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
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