• 2019 theme for this year's Fire Prevention is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

    To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.
    Heat and smoke from a fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs.

    Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. 

     

  • Close Before You Doze

    Because of synthetic materials, furniture, and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before. Closing doors helps stop the spread of fire. Read More!

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  • Stop, Drop, and Roll

    Each year more than 15,000 people are seriously burned when their clothes catch on fire. Learn more to protect others and yourself in case you caught on fire.

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  • Pre-Plan Your Escape

    Very important to know what to do in case of a fire in your home. Be sure to pre-plan your roles and know your exits and alternet exits in case the primary exits are blocked. 

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