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Fire Safety & Prevention
Bedroom Fire Safety
Each year, fire claims the lives of 4,000 americans and injures approximately 25,000. Bedrooms are a common area of fire origin.
During & After Storms
Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty by being able to identify potential hazards and following the outlined safety tips.
Fire Safety & Prevention at Your Home
You can improve the chances that your family will survive a home fire by making sure that they can escape quickly if necessary.
Open Burning Ordinance
Read about the Open Burning Ordinance adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield.
People with Disabilities
The risk of death or injury from fire is even greater for people with physical, mental or sensory disabilities. The good news is deaths resulting from failed emergency escapes are preventable through preparation.The risk of death or injury from fire is even greater for people with physical, mental or sensory disabilities. The good news is deaths resulting from failed emergency escapes are preventable through preparation.
Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using them are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock or electrocution, and fire.
Prevent Electrical Problems
Common errors that can lead to fires include the use of improperly rated devices such as switches or receptacles and loose connections at these devices. Both can lead to overheating and arcing that can start fires.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
The primary fire safety strategy for any home is to warn the occupants early and get everyone out as quickly as possible. The best way to get the earliest warning of danger is by installing enough smoke alarms.
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.
Wood Stoves, Fireplaces & Heaters
More than one-eighth of residential fires are related to the use of supplemental room heaters, such as wood- and coal-burning stoves, kerosene heaters, gas space heaters, and electrical heaters.