Fire Prevention Tips
- Have 2 Ways Out
In the event of
a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your
family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home
quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of
control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill
with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames.
Prepare and practice your fire escape plan twice a
year with everyone in your household, including children and people with
disabilities. It's also a good idea
to practice your plan with overnight guests. Some tips to consider when
preparing your escape plan include:
Draw a map of each level of your
home and show all doors and windows. Have two ways out of
each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
Only purchase collapsible escape
ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Use the ladder only in
a real emergency.
Teach children how to escape on
their own in case you cannot help them.
Have a plan for everyone in your
home who has a disability.
Practice your fire escape plan at night and during the daytime.
Child Safety Seat
We frequently receive inquiries from citizens who ask if we can install their
child safety seat. This is not a service currently offered by our department. If
you are interested in locating a professional child safety seat installer,
please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Child Safety
Seat Inspection Station Locator website by clicking