FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION FOR LIGHTHOUSE POINT RESIDENTS
The Fire Rescue Department will conduct child car seat safety inspections and will install the child car safety seats for Lighthouse Point residents. Inspections and installations will be done by appointment only. Call the Fire Department at 954-941-2624 to make an appointment.
The proper use of child car seats can reduce fatal injuries to infants by 71% and toddlers by 47%. Although participating in the program will not guarantee a child’s safety in a motor vehicle accident, it can provide valuable information for parents about child safety seats. It takes about 15 minutes to perform the inspection.
BOAT FUELING OF NO. 2 FUEL (DIESEL)
The City of Lighthouse Point has a code governing the fueling of boats with No.2 fuel via mobile bunkering. No gasoline is allowed.
The City Code, Sec. 14-5 Storage of LP Gas and No. 2 Fuel Oil, stipulates that only companies permitted by the Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue Department are allowed to conduct mobile bunkering services in the City. Before a permit to fuel is issued by the Fire Rescue Department a fire Inspector will inspect the vehicle(s), verify that the company has a third-party agreement with a cleanup company, and holds the necessary permits and insurance to conduct this type of business. The permit is renewed annually. The following companies are currently permitted to deliver No.2 fuel (diesel) docked within the City limits. (No gasoline is allowed.):
Anchor Petroleum – (permit expires 1/31/15)
Tag # N1212M Freightliner
Tag # N4942Q Peterbilt
Tag # N6575M Peterbilt
Tag # N5400K Peterbilt
A & E Fuel Corp.- (permit expires 5/31/14)
Tag # N9774K Freightliner
Tag # N9692F Ford
Broward Oil Company – (permit expires 3/31/14)
Tag # N2420F Kenworth
Fuel Tech Oil Service – (permit expires 8/31/14)
Tag # N6708F Ford
Lank Oil Company – (permit expires 4/30/14)
Tag # W195RC Peterbilt
Lukfuel, LLC – (permit expires 6/31/14)
Tag # N3089T Freightliner
Palmdale Oil Company – (permit expires 6/30/14)
Tag # X756XW Freightliner
Port Consolidated (permit expires 10/31/14)
Tag # N5605S Tank Wagon
Tag # 031VDW Peterbilt
Tanker Oil Corp. (permit expires 8/31/14)
Tag # N7796R Peterbilt
Tag # 891VER Peterbilt
No other companies have completed the permit process set forth in the City Code. If you have any questions regarding this activity, please do not hesitate to contact the Fire Rescue Department at 954-941-2624.
Program your Cell Phone for “In Case of Emergency — ICE” Program the person and phone number that emergency personnel can contact in case of an emergency on your behalf. If you choose to have more than one name and number as ICE, then program ICE1, ICE 2 and so forth. This information is invaluable to emergency personnel if you are unable to communicate to them at the time of an emergency. The Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue Department personnel as well as many other emergency personnel are aware to check for any cell phone and try to locate any ICE information on the phone. This program is widely used in Europe and is now being pushed in different areas around the United States. If you have any questions, please call us at 954-941-2624.
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) CLASSES
The American Heart Association “CPR for Friends and Family” course is offered at the Fire/Rescue Department.
If you are interested in attending this course or to sign up for the next class please telephone the Fire/Rescue Department 954-941-2624.
Registration: $35.00 LHP Residents
UPGRADED INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICE (ISO) RATING FIRE PROTECTION-CLASS 3
On August 27, 2002, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) conducted a survey of Lighthouse Point’s Fire Protection Services. In November 22, 2002, ISO announced that the Public Protection Classification for the City of Lighthouse Point was upgraded from Class 4 to Class 3.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) surveys communities and provides a numerical rating from 1-10 based on the fire protection services provided by a community. A ranking of 1 is the highest and 10 the lowest. Most insurers use the Public Protection Classification rating system for underwriting and calculating premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. This rating positively affects the fire insurance premium rates in a community.
According to the ISO, only 4.3% of communities nation-wide have a rating of Class 1, 2, or 3. Therefore, Lighthouse Point is rated by ISO in the top 5% in the nation in providing fire protection services.