Dec. 17, 2020
Third Red Bulb Placed on City Fire Safety Wreath
The Pensacola Fire Department has placed a third red bulb on the city's "Keep the Wreath Green" fire safety wreath after a residential structure fire today, Thursday, Dec. 17. 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 at approximately 10:20 a.m. in the 40th block of Escalona Avenue. Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the attic fire in the residential structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire, but one adult female resident was displaced. The American Red Cross was notified to assist the displaced resident.
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, with wreaths 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, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home. The red bulbs on Escambia County's wreaths indicate the number of house fires in the county, while city wreaths indicate the number of house fires within city limits.
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.