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The Rodeo-Hercules Fire District provides fire and home safety training to all third graders at Hanna Ranch, Ohlone, Lupine, Rodeo Hills and St. Patrick’s Elementary Schools. Training includes Stop, Drop and Roll, escape routes, meeting locations, cooking hazards, water safety and bicycle/skateboard safety. The annual training visits conclude with a show and tell of the fire engine.
Blood Pressure Screening
The District offers blood pressure screening at the Rodeo Senior Citizens Center at 189 Parker Avenue, Rodeo, on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and also at the Hercules Senior Center at 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
You may be eligible for a free smoke detector plus installation IF:
- You live within the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District
- You do not have a working smoke detector in your home, or:
- Your existing smoke detector is over 10 years old.
For more information, contact the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District by calling
(510) 799-4561, and ask about the Bromstead Memorial Smoke Detector Program.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Program
Every day in the United States, one child dies and 50 suffer permanent brain injuries from bicycle accidents. The statistics are dismal:
- 99% of kids in the U.S. do not wear helmets when they ride bicycles.
- 85% of head injuries to kids can be avoided if they wear helmets.
- 33% of emergency room visits by children are for head injuries.
The Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District would like to reduce these statistics. Through the generous donation of a grant from the Rodeo Municipal Advisory Commission, the Fire District is able to offer bicycle helmets to residents of Rodeo and Hercules free to children under 14 years of age. The Fire District will continue its bicycle helmet program at its Open House’s which are held annually in October at the Hercules Fire Station at 1680 Refugio Valley Road in Hercules. Residents must show proof-of-residency and each individual requesting a helmet must appear in person in order to be properly fitted.
The District performs annual inspections on all businesses, sprinkler systems, schools and childcare facilities, free of charge within the District.
Servicing of fire extinguishers is provided through Vallejo Fire Extinguisher Service. Resident or business owners may bring their extinguishers to the Administrative Offices and the District will facilitate their annual service. Payment will be billed directly from Vallejo Fire Extinguisher Service.
National Safe Place Network
National Safe Place Network is an innovative program designed to assist youth and families in crisis situations.
The program began in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983 as an outreach effort of the YMCA Center for Youth Alternatives, which is short-term shelter for youth at risk. Its success has prompted the implementation of Project Safe Place in over one hundred cities in the United States.
The program works by creating a network of fire stations that are designated “Safe Places”, and will display the Safe Place logo on their premises. Any youth in trouble knows that he or she can enter a location bearing this sign and request help. A firefighter will provide the youth with a secure place to wait while the Northern California Family Center is contacted and a CRS volunteer will assess the situation and transport if necessary.
National Safe Place Network is not a complex program to implement and the rewards are tremendous. Cities around the country that have adopted this program have found that youth are more likely to ask for help when a Safe Place site is available in their neighborhood. Safe Place has proven to be a viable option for youth that were contemplating leaving home and trying to solve their problems alone.
This program has proven very effective at reaching youth in the early stage of crisis, which gives the youth a much better chance of effecting a lasting resolution to the problem. In 1986, President Reagan recognized National Safe Place Netowrk with a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives. The program was cited as an excellent example of public and non-profit agencies combining efforts to improve the community. The National League of Cities lauded Project Safe Place as The Most Innovative City Program in 1988.
The ultimate goal for Project Safe Place is to establish one uniform sign – the Safe Place sign – which signals help to the youth everywhere.
Crisis Resolution Services and the Northern California Family Center are proud to provide Safe Place services to the following fire districts:
Contra Costa County