Category Archive: blogposts

Dec 06

Holiday Fire Safety

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and …

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Nov 29

Driving Safety tips – FOG

Drive with lights on LOW beam. High beams will reflect off the fog, creating a “white wall” effect. Reduce your speed – and watch your speedometer. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding. Avoid crossing traffic lanes. Travel with the drivers window partially open. Listen for traffic. Watch …

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Nov 23

Cooking tips, not only for holidays but everyday

Cooking fires continue to be the most common type of fires experienced by U.S. households. This is even more apparent during the holidays. There is an increased incidence of cooking fires on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of civilian fire injuries in residences. These fires are …

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Oct 28

Halloween Safety Tips

Folks, Halloween is just around the corner.  Orland Fire would like to give you some tips to help with your little goblins and witches. Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to …

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Oct 10

Fire Prevention Week October 9th – 15th, 2011

What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. That’s why Orland’s Volunteer Fire Department wants to let …

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Aug 03

Quiet Summer

So far the summer season has been quiet for the members of the department.  There have been very few large scale fires. On July 20th, 2011 at approximately 5:00pm members were called out for a vegetation fire in Stony Creek just North of Meadow Wood Estates subdivision.   Five engines and two tankers from Orland responded …

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Jun 28

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As of July 1, 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB 183 will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until …

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Jun 17


This afternoon members from Orland Fire Dept., Artois Fire Dept., & Capay Fire Dept., responded to a vegetation/vehicle/structure fire on the Southeast side of Orland.  When members arrived one structure was fully involved with the vegetation fire spreading at a fairly slow rate of speed.  Multiple structures were threatened, but members were able to quickly …

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Feb 07

Control 1

For one-fourth of the Department’s existence, the Volunteers were guided by the voice of Frances McCollum, the dispatcher on call 24 hours a day for emergency calls in Orland. No matter what the need, the calm, reassuring voice of Frances got many distraught callers through a most difficult time. Frances retired in 2007 having devoted …

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