Posted on April 6, 2020 at 5:08 PM by Amanda Huisman
Cedar Falls Public Safety is helping local elementary students enjoy a special birthday celebration even as schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning April 1 through June 1, the Public Safety team is encouraging families with children 12 and under to contact them to set up a birthday drive-by of the fire truck and police cruiser. Public Safety personnel will be practicing social distancing during the rides by remaining in the vehicles and encouraging all individuals who may be watching to continue to follow CDC guidelines by putting six feet between them and their neighbors.
Posted on February 7, 2020 at 10:33 AM by Amanda Huisman
How many lane miles does the road crew team plow?
There are approximately 500 lane miles that are plowed throughout the City
How are streets prioritized for order of plowing?
Arterial roads are 1st priority. Collector streets that direct traffic to the main arterials are 2nd priority. Residential streets are plowed once all priority 1 and 2 streets are complete. Residential streets are typically plowed upon receiving 3” of accumulation and depending on current weather conditions and forecast.
How many routes do they have?
There are 15 areas and one auxiliary route Some routes have 2 trucks assigned
How many snowplow operators and snowplow trucks does the city operate?
22 truck plows, 2 motor graders and 4 end loaders with plow and wing attachments.
How long does it take to plow the entire City?
A typical full plow event can be completed in 8- 10 hours, depending on conditions.
Posted on November 19, 2019 at 4:09 PM by Amanda Huisman
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s an exciting time full of family, friends, and (of course) food! In all the gobbles of fun and activity, however, it can be easy to become distracted, particularly while cooking.
Did You Know?
Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment.
Kids love being involved with holiday preparations and it is important to take precautions during this busy time, especially in the kitchen.
To help your family enjoy the festivities safely, here are some tips from Cedar Falls Public Safety:
To help your little turkeys enjoy the holiday and avoid potential dangers, have activities that keep the kids out of the kitchen. Games, puzzles, and books can help provide needed distractions. Additionally, Thanksgiving decoration arts and crafts can be a great way for them to be included in the preparations, while staying clear of dangerous appliances. If your child enjoys helping make dinner, provide them with recipes that can be done outside the kitchen and always have an adult help with the task.
We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!