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FORT IRWIN FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU

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FIREWORKS SAFETY:

Each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. The Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks is a group of health and safety organizations, coordinated by NFPA, that urges the public to avoid the use of consumer fireworks and instead, to enjoy displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals.

 

 


HOME SAFETY:
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.




SAFETY TIP SHEETS

Tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics.

Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires — and home fire deaths.

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely.

Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind.

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year in 2006-2010.

Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving.

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire.

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

WORKPLACE SAFETY
Fire Extinguisher Safety
The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Fire extinguisher use requires a sound decision making process and training on their proper use and maintenance. - READ MORE


KIDS SAFETY
Games, activities, and safety tips for kids. Click here for fun activities for kids of all ages!



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