• Fire Prevention

  • Fire prevention is a function of many fire departments. The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them.

    Students

    Students are often the primary target of fire prevention. Firefighters will visit schools and teach students the basics of fire prevention. Workshops should be conducted in schools for educating students for the effects of fires and how to deal with it and prevent fire

    Senior citizens

    Seniors have been identified as an "at risk" group, especially in hazardous situations. It is important that seniors have pre-planned their escape routes and have access to emergency exits, for example.

    Landlords

    In many jurisdictions, landlords are responsible for implementing fire prevention and fire safety measures in accordance with various laws.

  • Easy Tips

    Stop, drop and roll

    If one's clothing catches on fire, the most effective method of extinguishing the fire is to stop, drop to the ground, and roll back and forth to smother the flame. Running around will simply fan the flames.

    Smoke detectors

    Working smoke detectors reduce the chances of death in a fire by half.

    Smoke detector maintenance

    • The most common cause of smoke detector failure is missing or disconnected batteries.
    • Nuisance alarms are the most common reason for deliberately disconnecting batteries.
    • Missing, disconnected, or dead batteries account for 73% of smoke detector failures.
    • Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home.
    • Change your batteries twice a year.
    • Clean your detectors.
    • Replace the entire unit every ten years.
    • Disconnecting your batteries, for any reason, is dangerous and illegal.

    Don't leave to do something else

    One of the most common causes for fires is people leaving stoves, ovens, toasters, clothing irons, barbecues, and candles unattended.

    Firefighters are your friends

    One of the most critical jobs of a firefighter is search and rescue. For young children, it is important that firefighters are seen as people they can follow and trust. A firefighter in bunker gear breathing with an air tank can be scary. One way a child can get used to or trust a firefighter is seeing a firefighter dress up step by step seeing that it is a person inside. Furthermore, being able to walk up and touch the firefighter can reassure the child that he or she is a real person.

    Don’t play with fire

    Playing with fire causes many unnecessary emergencies.

    False alarms kill

    False alarms waste valuable manpower and resources, which may be needed desperately at a real emergency.