If you are looking for additional ways to keep yourself, family, and your property safe, our department suggests the following:
- Make sure that your address is clearly visible from the street.
- Have a working smoke alarm on every level of the home and in every bedroom and test it regularly, replacing batteries at least twice a year.
- Have at least one carbon monoxide detector and test it regularly.
- Don’t leave food on the stove unattended.
- If you are experiencing chest pain or other signs of a heart attack, don’t wait to seek help. Call 911 immediately.
- Read and follow manufacturer directions on products such as wood stain. Improper disposal of oily rags can lead to fire.
- Have home gas burning appliances such as water heaters and furnaces checked annually by professionals. Have your fireplace flue inspected and cleaned regularly as well.
- Each home should have a 72-hour survival kit for emergencies. These kits should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required.
- Items may be stored in:
- A 32-gallon trash can
- A duffle bag
- A footlocker
- An individual pack
- A suitcase
- Items may be stored in:
If an emergency situation arises in the workplace, are you prepared to respond? Here are some items that one should consider:
- Your company and the building management should have an emergency evacuation plan. Contact Community Outreach for a sample copy.
- The plan should designate floor wardens for each floor. A floor warden is an individual whose primary objective is to get people out of the building in the event of an emergency.
- Find out the location of the two exits closest to where you work.
- Learn the proper way to use fire extinguishers.
- Contact Community Outreach for a safety inspection.
- See the Classes and Programs Page for training sessions on specific topics.
If you are driving down the street and you see an ambulance, police car, or a fire truck with its lights and sirens on, please pull over to the right as far as you can and bring your vehicle to a complete stop. By doing so, you will have saved valuable seconds.
Car Seat Check
Did you know that eight out of ten child safety seats are installed incorrectly? If you would like one of our certified technicians to check the installation of your car seat, schedule an appointment by calling 303-833-2742. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feel free to stop by one of our stations to see if a technician is on duty.
Please buckle up; and always have a designated driver!
Carbon Monoxide Safety
For more safety tips on specific issues, please call our Administrative Office at 303-833-2742.
Home Fire Campaign
Home fire escape planning for individuals with disabilities, access or functional needs. View the Home Fire Campaign information on the American Red Cross website.