Religious Candle Safety

Lit candles are used in religious services, in places of worship, and in the home. Whether you are using one candle or more, make sure you take a few moments to learn about using candles safely.

Places of Public Assembly

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events.  But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster.  Routines change drastically, and people are suddenly aware of how fragile their lives and routines can be.  Each disaster can have lasting effects — people may be seriously injured or killed, and devastating and costly property damage can occur. People entering any public assembly building need to be prepared in case of an emergency

Daylight Savings Time Begins

The Fire Chief would like to remind everyone that this Sunday (3/13) we set our clocks ahead one hour (Spring Ahead).  Also, it is the time to replace the batteries in your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. 

Cigarette Smoking

The place where we feel safest — at home — is where most smoking-materials structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur.

Pet Safety

Pets give us comfort, friendship, and unconditional love. Our connection to them can be among the strongest relationships in our lives. But pets can cause fires. We need to be careful with pets in the home.

Fire Extinguishers

Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing

Clothes Dryers

Doing laundry is most likely part of your everyday routine.  But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? 

Portable Generators

Downed utility lines, power company blackouts, heavy snow falls or summer storms can all lead to power outages. Many people turn to a portable generator for a temporary solution without knowing the risks.

Car Fires

Cars can catch fire for many reasons.  Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause.  If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.


Have you ever wondered who responds when there is a 9-11 fire or medical emergency? The answer is: its people just like you.