Hazardous Weather Tips

Community Safe Rooms

Alvaton Fire Department has two designated short-term storm shelters in the event of severe weather. These shelters were provided through grants to ensure the safety of people who live in our community. During the event of severe weather with the potential for tornado activity, members of the Alvaton Fire Department will be onsite to assist members of the community into the safe rooms. The doors of the safe room will automatically unlock for citizens to enter when a tornado warning is issued.

A certain level of rules and order is expected when utilizing the safe rooms. Please follow the rules that are posted so we can continue to provide this service to the community. The rules for the safe room are posted below so please be sure to check them out beforehand. We thank you for your cooperation. The two stations with designated community safe rooms are located at:

Station One


Station One

Across from Alvaton Elementary

6403 Old Scottsville Rd. Alvaton, KY 42122


Station Three

Behind South Central Bank – Scottsville Road

122 JFS Circle Bowling Green, KY 42104

Safe Room Rules

Information about Safe Rooms

Hazardous Weather

Our region of the country is prone to see various forms of hazardous weather throughout the year so it is a good idea to be prepared for any one of these events. From snow to tornados to the potential of an earthquake, it is in the best interest of you and your family to have a disaster plan and know the basic hazardous weather safety tips. Please use any of tips and links below to help in your preparation.

(Thanks to NOAA for the great information)

Winter Tips

Although our region does not see much snow and ice, it is still a good idea to be well versed on these risks because the winter months in this area may be so unpredictable. Here are some great winter safetytips to live by.

Morton’s Salt – Winter Home Safety
Weather Channel – Winter Driving Safety
US Fire Administration – Winter Fire Tips

Earthquake Tips

We are situated in an area of the country that hasn’t seen a large earthquake in a very long time, but being in close proximity to the New Madrid Fault Line puts our area at a high risk potential in the future. Unlike most other hazardous weather conditions, earthquakes are quite unpredictable so it is a good idea to still be prepared. You can learn more from these useful links to help prepare your family for the very real possibility of an earthquake in our area.

National Geographic
American Red Cross

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2018 Run Totals

Fires - 77

Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat - no fire - 1

Rescue & Emergency Medical Service (including MVC's)- 512

Hazardous Condition (No Fire) - 19

Service Call - 18

Good Intent Call - 108

False Alarm & False Call - 45

Severe Weather & Natural Disaster - 5

TOTAL - 785

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 186
Alvaton, KY 42122



Station 1
6403 Old Scottsville Rd.
Alvaton, KY 42122

Station 2
8352 Cemetery Road
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Station 3
122 JFS Circle
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Station 4
3383 Cumberland Trace Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42103

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