Public Safety & Education

The Fire Services Department has provided safety tips and information for keeping you and your family safe. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan. Follow USFA updates on Twitter.

Fire Safety Education Center

  1. Home safety tips
  2. In the kitchen
  3. If Cooking,  And a fire
  4. Children
  5. Smoke Alarms
  6. Fireworks
  7. Grilling & Campfires
  8. Turkey Fryers
  9. Winter Holiday Fires
  10. Swimming Safety Tips

Home Safety

Please make safety a top priority for you and your family. 

  • Create and practice your home fire escape plan at least twice a year. 
  • If a Fire breaks out - When in doubt, just get out. When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 911. If you do try to fight the fire, be sure others are already getting out and you have a clear path to the exit.

Home Heating

Home heating is the second leading cause of home fires. You can prevent a heating fire with these simple steps:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from fireplaces, wood stoves, portable heaters and radiators. 
  • When you leave a room or go to bed, turn heaters off or unplug them. 
  • Have your furnace, chimney and chimney connector inspected by a professional each fall/winter. Make any needed repairs before the cool weather sets in. 

Electrical Issues

Follow these safety tips to prevent an electrical fire: 

  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance into the electrical outlet. Never use an extension cord. Examples include microwaves, coffee makers and portable heaters.
  • Plug portable heaters directly into the outlet. Don't use an extension cord. Make sure your hearer has an automatic shit-off switch that turns it off if it tips over. 
  • Extension cords should be for temporary use only. If you have an electrical cord that is frayed or broken, don't use it.