Did You Know
After A Fire
Happenings At The Fire House
How To Prevent Fires
Here are some ways to help prevent fires.
Prevent Home Fires
Install smoke alarms
Check smoke alarm batteries at least once a year.
Avoid unattended or careless use of candles.
Keep BBQ grills away from the house.
Do not store BBQ grills inside the house.
Do not disable smoke alarms or CO detectors.
Do not smoke inside.
Don't throw your cigarette butts on the ground.
Do not leave your stove unattended while cooking.
Inspect furnace filters.
Check gas water heaters annually.
Clean out lint from dryers after every load.
Maintain electric cords.
Know where your shutoffs are.
Be careful with the fireplace.
Install metal fire screen.
Don't leave fire unattended
Let ashes cool down before disposing.
Put ashes in a metal container.
Clean chimney out once a year.
Keep a fire extinguisher on hand.
Close bedroom doors.
Know where you live and how to reach your house.
Firewood should never be against the house.
Keep leaves away from the house.
Replace old extension cords.
Store cooking oil away from the stove.
Keep limbs and leaves out of gutters.
Prevent Outside Fires
Don't throw your cigarettes on the ground.
Clear your cutters.
Make sure that you have proper air flow in your outer buildings
Check electrical equipment.
Refuel your equipment outside.
Heat with care.
Don't burn on windy days.
Don't burn during dry times.