Fire Prevention/Public Education

FIRES:

  • Cooking is the number 1 cause of home fires and injuries
  • Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths
  • Heating is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths, and fire injuries

SMOKE ALARMS:

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half
  • Each year nearly 3,000 people die in U.S. home fires
  • Have one on each level of your home and in every bedroom
  • Keep clean
  • Test once a month
  • Change battries
  • Replace smoke detectors every ten years

Home Escape Plan:

  • Have a home escape plan
  • Have a meeting place
  • Practice, practice, practice

Candle Care:

  • Never leave home with candles burning
  • Keep in a place they can’t be knocked over easily
  • Make sure they are on a stable holder

Fire Prevention Week is the first week in October. Please stop by the fire station for our open house. We also go the our local schools and teach fire prevention to the children.

The Blandon Fire Company offers to do a free home fire inspection of your home if you live in Maidencreek Township. We will also provide township residents with smoke detectors if they need them. Please call our station if you are interested.