Dec. 8, 2022
First Red Bulb Placed on City "Keep the Wreath Green" Fire Safety Wreath
The Pensacola Fire Department has placed the first red bulb on the city's "Keep the Wreath Green" fire safety wreath. The annual fire safety campaign aims to reduce the number of fires by promoting simple, life-saving holiday safety tips in December.
The fire occurred in the 200 block of East Bobe Street at approximately 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Firefighters responded to the residence and quickly extinguished the fire, along with ensuring that two pets inside the home were brought to safety.
No one was injured in the fire, but two adults were displaced. The Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance. An investigation by the Pensacola Fire Department determined that the cause of the fire was accidental.
The “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign is a collaborative initiative with Escambia County Fire Rescue to promote fire safety during the month of December. During the month-long campaign, 5-foot wreaths will be on display at five city fire stations and 21 county fire stations. Wreaths will also be placed outside Escambia County's Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building and Pensacola City Hall.
Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage in the City of Pensacola, a green bulb we be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential homes. In Escambia County, a red bulb will be placed on the wreath for residential and commercial structure fires.
City of Pensacola residents are encouraged to call the Pensacola Fire Department at 850-436-5200 if they need smoke alarm assistance. County residents may call Escambia County Fire Rescue at 850-595-HERO (4376).
To learn more about the "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign and for lifesaving fire safety tips, click here.