Holiday Safety

The Richland Center Fire Department is promoting a KEEP THE WREATH GREEN Holiday Safety Campaign. This program is designed to remind the public to be safe this holiday season. House fires and serious vehicle accidents can have tragic and devastating results at any time of the year. When they happen around the holiday season the effects can leave lasting long term sad memories at a time of the year that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness for friends and family.

This year the RCFD has placed a wreath decorated with only green bulbs on the front of the station. Any time during the month of December that the fire department responds to a call for service a green bulb will be changed in color. Any time the department responds to a fire call, a bulb will change to red. If the call is for a vehicle accident a bulb will change to blue. Any other type of response, such as carbon monoxide calls will generate a yellow bulb. A final bulb color that we hope to never use will be white. A white bulb will indicate that a life has been lost due to either a fire or a vehicle accident within our response area.

By using this campaign we hope to remind the public of the dangers of fire and remind them to travel with caution this holiday season.