CPR & First Aid Training Program
The Foley Fire Department provides training opportunities to all individuals looking to acquire CPR and/or first aid skills. About 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives would be saved. According to the American Heart Association, immediate CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Review the list of classes taught by the Foley Fire Department.
What is the City’s adopted fire code?
The adopted fire code can be found in the City of Foley Municipal Code of Ordinances (https://library.municode.com/al/foley/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH4BUCOREAC_ARTIINGE_S4-1TECOADAM). Our department offers the highest level of fire prevention through inspection, pre-fire planning, and a detailed plan review program to ensure that properties and buildings are properly constructed in accordance with local and state requirements.
Can I burn within the Foley City Limits?
The requirements for having an open fire within the city limits are as follows, with the exception of outdoor cooking and certain ceremonial burns:
• The area cannot be within 500 feet of a roadway or a structure.
• There must be a water supply or heavy equipment available to control the fire.
• Only natural materials such as limbs and leaves may be burned.
If you can meet all these requirements, you may contact the fire department business office for more information at 251-943-1266. Open burning is not allowed from May 1 through October 31 due to atmospheric and ozone conditions, per the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
If I do not live within the Foley City Limits, can I burn?
Open burning outside the city limits is governed by the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Open burning is not allowed from May 1 through October 31 due to atmospheric and ozone conditions, per ADEM. When burning is allowed, only natural vegetation can be burned, no treated or painted lumber or other construction-type materials. If the burn area is less than 1/4 of an acre or a pile less than the size of a passenger car, a burn permit is not required. If the area is larger, you may contact the Alabama Forestry Commission at 800-672-6912 to receive a burn permit number. They will need the legal description of your property (generally found on your property deed as a Section, Township, and Range). You are required to keep this number with you at all times. It should be noted that you are still responsible for any damage by the fire should it get out of control. Also, if the smoke or debris produced by the fire becomes offensive to a neighbor, we will have to extinguish it.
For information on State burn bans, please visit http://www.forestry.alabama.gov/Pages/Fire/BurnRestrictions.aspx
What is the ISO rating for the City of Foley?
We proudly have received an ISO Public Protection Class rating of 3/3Y. If the structure is located within 1,000 feet of a recognizable fire hydrant, the classification is a three. If the structure is located more than 1,000 feet from a recognizable fire hydrant, the classification is a 3Y. We will be more than happy to discuss the rating system with you or your insurance company. Call us during business hours at 251-943-1266.
Will the fire department come speak with my organization about fire prevention?
We happily offer public educational programs for any group, school, day care, church, business and anyone else we can help. We have a wealth of videos and brochures that are free of charge to assist with educating the public.
Can I have an inspection of my home done?
We will gladly come to your home and identify hazards that may be present. We will also assist anyone via replacing smoke detector batteries, installing smoke detectors and offering advice on fire extinguisher placement.