Pinole's Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention Tips 

  • Help us find you! A minimum of 4 inch in height numbers for residential and 6 inch in height for commercial is required, illuminated and visible from the street.  

  • Keep laundry lint filters and hoses clean - they are a common source of fires.

  • Never leave candles unattended or within reach of pets or small children. (Battery operated candles are recommended)

  • Space heaters need space - keep space heaters at least 3' feet from anything that can burn.

  • Never leave cooking unattended. If a pot catches fire, cover it with a lid to smother the flames and turn off the burner. Never put water or flour on a grease fire.

  • Check electrical cords for cracking. Don't overload electrical outlets or run extension cords under rugs or carpet.

  • Don't use gas-fueled appliances or an open stove to heat your house. They are a fire hazard and also a source of deadly carbon monoxide.

  • Install at least one carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home, especially outside sleeping areas. There are several types of detectors, including battery-operated and plug-in models. Install the carbon monoxide detector according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and vehicle. 2A10BC is the recommended size.  Mount one in your Garage or Laundry room and keep one secured in your vehicle. 

   For additional information from The National Fire Prevention    
   Association (NFPA) click here: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education

 

Escape Plan

Draw a floor plan of your home showing all possible exits from each room. Plan a main escape route and an alternate escape route from each room, especially bedrooms. When fire strikes, a planned step-by-step escape route can reduce panic and confusion.

Arrange an outside meeting place and a safe location to call 9-1-1. The best place to meet is in front of your home, where firefighters will arrive.

Conduct a fire drill at least once every six months. The best place to start your fire drill is from a bedroom. Sound the alarm and get everyone in the home to participate. In a real fire, you must be prepared to move quickly and carefully without confusion. Don't rush through the drill. Make sure everyone knows exactly what to do. After the drill, discuss what took place and how to improve performance.

For additional information from The National Fire Prevention     
Association (NFPA) click here: https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Files/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/FPW17/FPW17EscapePlanGrid.pdf