Bristol Fire Department
ISO Class 2
Operational Medical Director
Dr. Michael Fleenor
A Shift-Battalion Chief Brian Witcher
B Shift-Battalion Chief JJ Cornett
C Shift-Battalion Mike Wise
A Shift Captain Stacey Farley
B Shift Captain Jay Gouge
C Shift Captain Brian Sproles
Use these tips to beat the heat and stay cool in hot weather! Loosen up-- wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing this summer.
NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Cars can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes!
Check on your pets frequently to ensure they are safe during extreme heat.
Keep strenuous activity to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day (11am2pm) and use a buddy system!
Check on seniors, people who are ill or may need extra help frequently.
Drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, heat stroke & more.
Recognize when someone is suffering from dehydration or heat stroke & act quickly! Learn the signs!
Get more hot weather tips from the Weather Channel here!
Visit the Bristol Virginia Emergency Management Facebook page here!
Virginia Fire Services Board Study
The City of Bristol Fire and EMS recently had a study performed by the Virginia Fire Services Board. Below is a link to that study.
Fire safety tips:
- Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries twice a year when time changes.
- Create a family escape plan and practice it often.
- Blow out candles before leaving home or going to bed.
- Stay in the kitchen when the stove top is in use.
These are just a few safety tips. For more information please contact your local fire department or visit NFPA - Fire Safety