Central County Fire Department is committed to educating the public in simple ways to stay safe. We offer a variety of programs to educate our communities. Review the safety tips below for more information on how you can be fire smart. Fire Safety information also available in other languages.
Spring Fire Safety Tips
- Clean your garage of stored newspapers or other rubbish that can fuel a fire.
- Test your smoke alarms monthly.
- To help prevent nuisance alarms, gently vacuum your smoke alarm every six months or as needed.
- Change batteries in smoke alarms, flashlights and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Never borrow smoke alarm batteries to use for toys or other equipment.
- Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Keep outdoor debris or dead vegetation away from the house.
- Properly dispose of oily or greasy rags. If these items must be stored, they should be kept in labeled, sealed, metal containers.
- If you store gasoline, keep it outside your home in a shed or detached garage. Keep only small quantities in tightly sealed containers. Use gasoline only as a motor fuel – never as a cleaning agent.
- Use outdoor barbecue grills with caution. Place in a safe area away from building, windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units or places with high/dead vegetation.
- Never use gasoline to start the fire, and don’t add charcoal lighter fluid once the fire has started.
- Use barbecue grills outside only – not under overhangs or balconies, and away from combustibles.
- Check your propane barbecue grill hose for leaks and cracks; never store propane indoors.
You changed your clocks, BUT, did you change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries? Put it on your to-do list TODAY! #DaylightSavingTime
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Central County Fire Department Serves up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!
Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with approximately two-thirds of cooking fires starting from the ignition of food or other cooking materials
- Keep a close eye on what you’re cooking; never leave cooking unattended
- Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — at least three feet away from your stovetop.
- Always keep a lid close by in case a grease fire starts when frying, so that you can slide the lid over the pan and smother the flame
- Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
For more information, visit fpw.org.
Firefighters Say: Close Before You Doze!
Closing your bedroom door while you sleep could save your life. Please watch this
informative video on how quickly smoke and fire can spread.
Monthly Fire Safety Newsletter:
Living With Sprinklers Information Sheet
Fire Safety Planning
Fire Extinguisher Training
Central County Fire Department provides complimentary fire extinguisher training to any business or school within Burlingame or Hillsborough or Millbrae. Requests shall be made at least 2 weeks in advance and will only be approved under specific conditions. Please contact us at 650-558-7600 for more information.
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