FIRE SAFETY & EDUCATION
A few safety related links to explore.
How to Report an Emergency
10 “Most Recommended” Fire Safety Tips for Seniors
Keep Your Home and Family Safe From Fire
Fire Safety for Older Adults
Fire Safety for Older Adults Video (YouTube)
Fire Safety for Pet Owners Fact Sheet
Fire Safety Planning for Parents
5 Things You Should Know About Space Heaters
8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
Volunteer fire departments answer all kinds of calls: house fires, barn fires, brush fires, forest fires, car fires, HAZMAT situations– but did you know that we have more calls in response to EMS situations such as car accidents or medical emergencies than fires? As the population of the community ages, the ability of our firefighters to be first responders is critical. We can never have too many qualified people in our ranks.
Fire Prevention Week occurs every year on the week which contains October 9th. It begins on Sunday and runs through the next Saturday. Fire Prevention Week commemorates the devastating Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871. Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to review and practice your family's escape plan. The No. 1 rule if a fire happens in your home: Get out, stay out and call for help. Never go back inside for anyone or anything. Call the fire department from outside your home.