Center Pigeon Volunteer Fire Department - Fired Up for Safety!

2412 Pisgah Drive, Canton, North Carolina, 28716-2324.  Established in 1956.  Tel: 828.648.0810



Every year in North Carolina, some 200 children die from accidental injuries and another 45,000 visit a doctor’s office for treatment of such injuries. Safe Kids North Carolina works to prevent these injuries in children 14 and under through education and outreach.  Safe Kids North Carolina along with law enforcement agencies across North Carolina, State Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a statewide prescription medication take-back program called Operation Medicine Drop to prevent accidental poisonings and abuse... More


Haywood County's First Rural Fire Department

The Center Pigeon Fire Department was born out of a group of church members. Those men envisioned a definite need for fire protection in their rural community. The burning of Spring Hill Church in 1951 motivated an organizational activity.  The first members came together from the congregations of Spring Hill Baptist, Long's Methodist, Canton First Baptist, and Sunny Point Baptist churches.  The department received it's charter in 1956. Money was raised for donations within the community to purchase the first truck, a 1956 International. This truck was delivered by the vendor... More


Sprinkler or Flatscreen TV?  Both Cost About the Same

You gotta check out this video.  If you think that extra $3500 you have would go better to a 60-inch flatscreen tv, riding lawnmower, or some other luxury, you may want to consider getting a home sprinkler system instead.  All three cost about the same...




What We Can Do...



What We Will Do...

This video is from Station 19-D in Houston, Texas.  Keep watching as two firefighters burst through the front door, coming out with a victim...



Here is a video of a couple off-duty firefighters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who save a mother and two children from a burning suv...



Fire Statistics

In the U.S., someone dies from a home fire roughly every three hours. Roughly half of all home fire deaths in the U.S. resulted from fires that were reported between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. But only one-quarter of home fires occur between those hours... More

Fire Prevention

Your home should be a safe haven. But do you regularly check for home fire hazards? If not, there is the potential for danger. U.S. fire departments responded to nearly 400,000 home fires in 2006. That’s why the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2010 is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With”

Keep your family safe at home:

1. Have a fire escape plan for your family, Practice E.D.I.T.H.
2. Have working smoke alarms.
3. Practice "Stop, Drop and Roll" if clothes catch fire.
4. Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher.

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Did You Know? Fire Prevention Tip # 1
Landlords must install smoke detectors in multiple-dwelling apartment buildings? But it is your responsibility to maintain them! Most fire deaths occur at home. Most occur in homes with no working smoke detectors. So why take a risk? Install smoke detectors!  They really do work.  And check batteries often!  People die  because of dead smoke detector batteries... More By planning ahead, you can do a lot to prevent a fire. But once a fire starts in your home, there are only three things to do: first get out, close the door behind you, then call 911 from a neighbor’s home. Don’t go back into a burning building, no matter what. If you think someone is trapped inside, tell the firefighters when they arrive... More
ISO Rating History of "911"
The current ISO Rating of the Center Pigeon Fire Department is 7/9E! A 7 Rating applies for properties up to 5 miles from the fire station. A 9E Rating applies for properties between 5 & 6 miles from the fire station. The ability to dial a single number to report emergencies was first used in Great Britain, in 1937. In 1958, the American Congress first investigated a universal emergency number for the United States and finally passed the legal mandate in 1967... More

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National Volunteer Fire Council
International Assoc. of Fire Fighters
International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Congressional Fire Services Institute
National Fire Protection Association
National Association of EMTs
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Fire Dept. Safety Officers Association
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network
International Residential Sprinkler Coalition
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