During & After Storms

A wide range of natural disaster can occur in Mansfield. 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.

Safety Tips

  1. Fire Related Hazards
  2. Chemical Safety
  3. Electrical Safety
  4. Gas Safety
  5. Generator Safety
  6. Heating Safety
  7. Additional Information

Some types of fire related hazards present during and after a storm include:

  • Lightning associated with thunderstorms generates a variety of fire hazards. The power of lightning's electrical charge and intense heat can electrocute on contact, splitting trees and causing fires.
  • Pools of water and even appliances can be electrically charged.
  • Appliances that have been exposed to water can short and become a fire hazard.
  • Generators are often used during power outages. Generators that are not properly used and maintained can be very hazardous.