Babysitting

Having a babysitter can give you peace of mind.  It allows you to leave your child with someone you trust.  Be sure your babysitter knows about fire safety.  Be sure your babysitter knows what to do if there is a fire.

Scaldings

A scald injury can happen at any age.  Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.  Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.  Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries.

Recruitment

The Fire Chief is looking for a few good Men and Women.  Have you ever wondered who responds when there is a 9-11 fire or medical emergency?  The answer is:  It’s People Just Like You!

Fire Prevention Month

Every year, October brings with it a very important and critical consideration Fire Prevention. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 95 years, has announced that October 3rd thru 10th, 2021 as Fire Prevention Week. This year, featuring the theme “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety, and know what to do”.

Blackouts

Severe weather and winter storms can cause power outages and restoring power can take time.

Carbon Monoxide

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke detectors give you an early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Check & Clean the Chimney

A National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) study found that nearly three-fifths of home structure fires involving fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors occur in December, January, and February.  January was the peak month for fireplace related injuries. Therefore,now is the time for you to take care of any needed maintenance.

Fires in Hire Rise Buildings

Large apartment buildings are built to keep people safe from fire.  Fire alarm systems detect smoke and fire. They will warn residents of danger.

Sprinkler Safety

Over 80% of fire deaths occur in the home.  Home fire sprinklers can save lives and property from fire.  They respond quickly and effectively to fire, often extinguishing the fire before the fire department arrives.  Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water on the fire.