Dec. 6, 2023
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 6000 block of Angelina Road at approximately 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Firefighters responded to the residence and quickly extinguished the fire which was contained to the attic.
No one was injured in the fire, but three adults were displaced. Red Cross assistance was offered and refused by the residents. An investigation by the Pensacola Fire Department ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined.
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.