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Fire Safety at Home

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At Home

  • Keep flammable materials away from heat sources, Water heaters, portable heaters, etc.
  • Maintain and check furnaces and water heaters
  • Follow manufacturer instructions regarding appliances, portable heaters, etc.
  • Do not store items in utility closets
  • Make sure electrical wiring, circuits are in good repair and are not overloaded (Christmas Lights)
  • Secure water heaters, other items to the wall. (Can include furniture such as bookshelves, etc.)
  • Make sure your street address is clearly marked and visible from the street.
  • Install and regularly check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.



  • Prepare and practice an emergency escape plan with at least two ways to get out of each room. (Practice keeping low, crawling to safety.
  • Make sure you and your children have robes, shoes and other items at hand that may help them escape safely).
  • Designate a safe meeting place outside the home so every one can be accounted for.
  • Know and prepare for any special needs that may encumber a safe escape.
  • Debris Burning
  • Check with your local officials to see if it is an “open burn season.”
  • Inquire with your local fire chief or fire warden to see if a permit is required.
  • Have a shovel and water accessible and ready to go.
  • Be prepared to stay near your burn until it is out and cold.
  • Notify the city or county dispatch when you are ready to ignite.
  • Building Safe Camp Fires
  • Clear campfire site down to bare soil.
  • Circle pit with rocks.
  • Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, dry grass, and leaves.
  • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • When putting out a campfire, drown the fire, stir it, and drown it again.
  • Always have adult supervision.
  • Be careful with gas lanterns, barbeque grills, gas stoves, and anything that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire.
  • Off Road Safety
  • Always read directions.
  • Always have adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials.
  • Have a bucket of water and a hose nearby.
  • Never attempt to re-light or “fix” fireworks.
  • Fireworks are not toys.
  • Use only Utah State Fire Marshal approved fireworks (if you buy instate your buying legal)
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