Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

From holidays, to vacations, to daily activities, fire prevention is a responsibility for all of us!

It’s our duty to remind you, to help educate you, and to partner with you in best practices!

The Great Chicago Fire (1871)

It wasn't likely Mrs. O' Leary's cow that started this fire, but it did start, and after it started on October 8th, 1871 it burned until the 10th, and left little in its path! With over 100,000 people homeless, over 250 people killed, and miles of the city of Chicago destroyed, it was one of the most devastating fires in US history, and one that prompted our country to begin to look at ways to prevent such disasters from re-occurring. We commemorate this event each year with Fire Prevention week. It's during this week that we try to remember to be just a bit safer in our daily lives, and remember that fire destroys lives, homes, and property with no regard for the everlasting damage it causes. Little things can start a deadly barrage of flame, and whether its a legend of a cow and a lantern, or an overheated lithium ION battery in a cell phone, fire prevention is always taking a moment to consider the safest practice to avoid a horrible consequence.

There's a ton of information and topics available!

One of our favorites resources is:
This site has information for adults and kids and the National Fire Protection Association is as much about public education, as it is about creating fire code and safety standards, and professional qualifications for firefighters!

Here’s a great document that can also get you started. It’s actually several documents covering cooking safety, lithium ION battery safety, and more!


How to use a Fire Extinguisher - OSHA 2023

Want to get to know us better?

Whether you’re curious about about the fire service, joining our department, the courses we offer to the public or other responders, or anything else, we’re happy to talk with you!

Stay Connected!

Digital information is part of our endeavor to stay a part of our community.

We'd love to have you join our email list to receive our newsletter, up to date alerts, information on classes, events, and other special announcements. Depending on activity, we typically send 1 or 2 emails a month.  You can easily unsubscribe if you'd like, but we'd like everyone to be aware of all of the additional things that we offer to you, and our mailing list is the fastest route to that!  This is truly your Fire Department keeping you involved and in the loop!

We make a very solemn promise to protect your information. We have nothing to sellWe do this only to stay connected to you!

Please join us!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Sable Altura. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Skip to content