Fire Prevention & Safety
The effects of a fire can be devastating! The Combined Fire and Rescue System understands the best way to fight fires and reduce injuries is by preventing them in the first place.
- Many unintentional fires could have been prevented by following some basic fire safety tips.
- By educating yourself on potential fire hazards in your home, you can take the first step to protecting your family from a destructive fire.
- You can also protect yourself by installing working smoke alarms and other fire safety devices.
Fire Prevention & Life Safety Topics
- Carbon Monoxide
- Child Safety Seats
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) car crashes are a leading cause for death for children ages 1 to 13. Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash which is why it is so important to choose and use one correctly.
- Use the following resources to learn more about recommendations and laws.
- Clothes Dryers
- Emergency Preparedness
- Everyone needs an emergency plan! Do you have one?
- Preparing your family or business for the unexpected is of singular importance. Some questions you should ask yourself includes:
- What would you do in an emergency?
- How would you get in touch with each other?
- Do you have an out-of-town emergency contact?
- Do you have emergency supplies set aside?
- Thanks to Ready NOVA Opens a New Window. , you are just a click away from an online tool that will help you answer these questions quickly and efficiently. If will help you create a critical element of emergency preparedness that will empower and guide you, your family, and/or business in a crisis. For more information on emergency preparedness contact the Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management. Opens a New Window. Planning Opens a New Window.P Opens a New Window. Opens a New Window.
- Escape Planning Opens a New Window.
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire extinguishers can be very helpful when containing a small fire before the fire department arrives but before you jump into action it is important to understand their limitations. Opens a New Window.
- Holiday Safety
- Home Fire Sprinklers
- Learn more about the benefits of residential sprinklers (PDF) Opens a New Window. .
- Visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website for additional information.
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- Portable Generators
- Open Burning
- Portable Fire Pits
- Smoke Alarms
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- Youth Firesetting Opens a New Window.
*Information and safety sheets shared with the permission of the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).