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Get informed. Prevent fires. Stay safe when emergencies happen.

Whether you are at home, work, school, or out on the town, we want you to be aware, safe, and ready to act in case of a fire.

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Together, we can make Spring a safer community.

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Fire and Life Safety

In today's world it is easy to forget about important things like Fire Safety. Being safe from fire in the home is no easy job. It takes a conscious effort on the part of all family members; from the youngest to the oldest, to help ensure you have a home that is safe from fire.

 

Installing smoke detectors

Smoke detectors save lives. When installing, make sure there is a smoke detector:

  • On every level of your home
  • Outside each sleeping area
  • In every apartment

Maintaining Smoke Detectors

Keep your smoke detectors working properly.

  • Install, test and maintain smoke detectors according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Pay attention to short beeps – they let you know the battery is dying
  • Replace smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks forward and back.
  • Replace dead batteries immediately.
  • Keep the detector free from dust and cobwebs.

We have a plan wherever we go. You should have one too.

Creating an escape plan for your family saves time and reduces confusion in the moment of a fire.

  • Always have two ways out of any room.
  • Have a meeting point outside for when you get out of the house.
  • Make sure everyone knows where to go.
  • Never go back into a building that is on fire.
  • Prepare special provisions for infants, elderly, and handicapped persons.

More Helpful Tips

A match is a tool

Matches and lighters are tools for adults. Keep them where children cannot reach them. Teach children to give matches and lighters to adults.

Stop, Drop and Roll

If your clothes should ever catch on fire, stop wherever you are, drop to the floor or ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover your face with your hands to protect the face. Practice this with young children regularly.

Crawl low in smoke

Smoke is hot from the fire. This will make it rise to the highest part of your house, around the ceiling. That is why you crawl low in smoke. The cleanest air is near the floor.

Smokers need watchers

Make sure smokers extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays. Empty the ashtrays into the toilet. Check under the sofa and chair cushions for cigarette butts before going to bed. Never smoke in bed.

Space heaters need space

Keep portable space heaters at least 36 inches away from things that burn; paper, bedding, clothing, curtains, etc. Keep small children away from heaters. Turn the heaters off when going to bed or when leaving home.

Cool a burn

If someone gets burned, put cool water on the burned skin immediately. Seek a doctor’s help if a blister forms or if the burn is severe.

How can we help you?

Reach out with any additional questions you have on how to stay safe.

 

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