Overall, Dr. Russell has done us a great service with this book, helping us to more accurately understand and interpret the Bible so that it can truly ignite a fire in our souls and transform us as God intended it to.
Depending on the complexity or the status of the fire incident, due to an investigation or other factors, there may be a delay in the release of a report but the Department will be in contact with you. There is no charge for a Fire Incident Report or Medical Record.
The Anchorage Area has an ISO rating of Class 1 for homes within 5 miles of a recognized fire station. Homes outside this range are considered Class 10. Use the instructions below to locate the closest fire hydrant and station.
Fire Department personnel have special training that they go through. Without that special training, people can easily get injured by riding the trucks. At this time, we do not allow civilians to ride on the fire rigs. Trained emergency services professionals may be permitted to ride along with AFD crews, under the sponsorship of an authorized agency. Please call 267-5002 for more information about AFD's Rider Program.
This is a federally-mandated program that keeps track of hazardous materials and the amounts on specific sites in the Anchorage area. All businesses are required to file CRTK forms yearly, with an updated inventory. Fees are assessed on amounts over a certain limit. This information assists our Department in pre-fire planning for your area. More information at 267-4901.
Recreational fires contained within an approved outdoor fireplace or barbecue grill do not require a permit if it has a total area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height. It must be situated 15 feet or more from a structure. These devices are required to have a spark arrestor, chimney stack or screen over the top. The unit must be elevated off the ground at least 12 inches. These contained fires are allowed if burning is not approved for open fires at 267-5020 or click Is Today a Burn Day.
Every year, residential complexes suffer severe damage or loss from fires that begin with an open-flame cooking device being operated on a balcony. Anchorage has seen several of these incidents. Rules governing the operation of open-flame cooking devices, such as barbecue grills, are found in the 2012 International Fire Code, which the Municipality of Anchorage Fire Department enforces under deferral from the State Fire Marshal.
All fireworks, including sparklers and bottle rockets, are illegal in the Municipality of Anchorage and the use of fireworks is punishable with a fine of up to $300.00. Anchorage Municipal Code 14.70.180 states:Fireworks.
A. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, possess, or use any explosive fireworks or stench bomb to which fuses are attached or which are capable of ignition by matches or percussion, without permission of that municipal official charged with issuing permits for such activities. This section does not apply to sale, possession, or use of highway or other warning flares, or of ammunition for firearms, unless used for other than their intended purposes.
B. It is unlawful for any person to advertise for sale any explosive fireworks or stench bomb to which fuses are attached or which are capable of ignition by matches or percussion without a specific declaration in the advertising stating: \"it is unlawful for any person to sell, possess or use fireworks within the Municipality of Anchorage. AMC 14.70.180\"
The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act also allows communities to ban fireworks during the hours from midnight or 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. People with questions about when it's legal to discharge fireworks should contact their local governments.
The reader is perhaps wondering who turns on the fires in factories around the world in remote locations that are supervised by the OU and other kashruth organizations. Although many foods are prepared without any heat (for example, mayonnaise and pickles), there are numerous other products that are cooked. In truth, members of Rabbinic staff of the OU spend a disproportionate amount of time seeking halachic and practical solutions to the problems of bishul akum, and where no solution is found, supervision is not granted. In some instances, it is possible to effect bishul yisrael (for example, in restaurants and meat processing plants where there is a mashgiach timidi), but generally there is a halachic basis to supervise product without bishul yisrael. There are many instances where bishul akum does not apply for a variety of reasons, which we will now examine.
Such cases could signify a child has an underlying psychological problem and uses fire as a way to communicate pain, depression or anger--and in those incidences, psychologists' intervention can help prevent the child from playing with fire again, says developmental psychologist Michael Slavkin, PhD, who works with fire departments on juvenile fire-setting prevention and treatment.
Slavkin says psychologists could help reduce the estimated $2 billion in damages caused each year by child fire-play by adding it to their typical intake assessments and working more closely with their communities on fire prevention (see box for additional child fire-play statistics).
One of those leading that charge is Slavkin, who in 2000 partnered with the Evansville, Ind., fire department to establish a task force for educating and treating juvenile fire-setters. The task force pairs juvenile fire-setters with mental health professionals and firefighters--200 children have participated to date. Involved firefighters provide lessons on fire-safety education; psychologists address the mental health component.
\"Fire departments want to partner with mental health professionals because they know the ramifications of what happens when kids play with fire,\" says Slavkin, an assistant professor of education at the University of Southern Indiana.
Departments need the most help with 2- to 5-year-old children and adolescents, Slavkin notes: Very young children tend to experiment with matches and burn pieces of paper--often trying to hide the fire-play in their bedrooms or closets. Typically, fire-play drops off during elementary school, when students receive fire-safety education. Then, he says, it resurfaces in middle school, when adolescents--either through delinquency or carelessness--set brush fires, trash-can fires, house fires and the like.
Curbing such fire-setting among youngsters begins with understanding why they do it, fire-prevention professionals say. Sometimes the behavior is more a symptom of a larger problem than a problem in itself, Slavkin says. For example, a child may set a piece of paper or object on fire out of frustration or sadness, Slavkin says.
Psychologist Ken Fineman, PhD, who treats juvenile fire-setters, says multiple factors--such as personality characteristics and family and social circumstances--drive most fire-setting behavior. Such factors help provide clues to whether the fire-setter's behavior is pathological or nonpathological, says Fineman, who has conducted court evaluations on juvenile fire-setters and works with them in his private practice in Fountain Valley, Calif.
To gauge whether a fire-setter's behavior is pathological, environmental or, more simply, derived from curiosity, firefighters often use psychologist-developed assessment questionnaires. The questionnaires evaluate characteristics such as aggression, sensation- or attention-seeking, difficulty interacting with others, deviance or conduct problems--all of which researchers have linked with fire-play.
Children who the assessments deem curiosity fire-setters tend to have a single incident of fire-play and often require just fire-safety education. On the other hand, if the assessments deem a child's fire-play pathological, a psychologist typically steps in to screen for depression, conduct or aggression problems and provide treatments such as cognitive-behavioral or family therapy (see sidebar for fire-setter types and common treatments associated with each).
Some psychologists find the most effective means of providing such fire-setting treatment and education is through direct work with fire departments. For example, Fineman contributes to the fire-prevention efforts of the 13 fire stations in Orange County, Calif., through a multiagency coalition of mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement personnel and juvenile justice officials. This program, called the Fire FRIENDS--Fire-setter Regional Intervention Education Network and Delivery System--was formed in 1996 to intervene with and prevent recidivism among the county's 2- to 18-year-olds, who set 40 to 60 percent of its reported fires.
Fineman, who trains firefighters on giving assessments to fire-setters, has also helped train CHOC psychologists and interns to treat fire-setters. He is improving assessment tools that identify fire-setters as well as developing information packets--including information on fire-setter types, assessment forms and treatments--to help guide therapists doing first-time work with these children.
Joining in such outreach effortsis mental health counselor Paul Schwartzman, who also works with fire departments and psychologists on juvenile fire-setting and has given presentations across the country to raise awareness among APA divisions and psychologists. Schwartzman, a counselor at Fairport Counseling Services in Fairport, N.Y., says psychologists have fire-setting-related treatment competencies, such as working with individuals and families and understanding environmental and group dynamics.
WOOD COUNTY, WI (SPECTRUM NEWS) Kids playing with fire can have deadly consequences. Statistics from the National Fire Prevention Association show that of the nearly 50,000 play-fire related fires in the US between 2007 and 2011, more than half were caused by lighters. Now one small town fire chief is making it his mission to address the issue here in the Badger State. 59ce067264