Home Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Most fire related incidents that occur in the home and nearly all home fires are preventable in one way or another. Each of us can share the responsibility of keeping fires from starting in our homes and keeping our families fire safe.
  1. Home Summer Safety
  2. Smoke  & CO Alarms
  3. Fire Extinguishers
  4. Electrical Safety
  5. Disaster & Emergency Preparedness
Summertime... a time for family gatherings and BBQ's. Summer should be a time for fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips will help everyone have a safe summer.

How can I protect my family?
Grilling Safety
  • Before grilling, check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and any damage.
  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add lighter fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback.
  • Remember that all barbeque grills including charcoal grills must only be used outdoors. Using grills indoors or in enclosed spaces is not only a fire hazard, but it exposes occupants to toxic gases and potential asphyxiation.
  • Place grill away from the home and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease buildup.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area and never leave your grill unattended.
Fire Hazards
  • Keep a clear and defensible space by removing weeds and dead vegetation around your property.
  • Store gasoline and other flammable liquids outside or in a properly ventilated area such as the garage or shed. Only store small amounts and in approved containers,
Water Safety
  • Inspect swimming pool and equipment to make sure they're properly maintained and safety features are intact such as self-closing mechanisms and latches on gates and doors that lead to the swimming pool.
  • Practice constant, adult supervision around any body of water, including pools and spas. 
Heat-related Illnesses and Exhaustion
  • During “extreme heat”, when temperatures reach more than 100 degrees during the day, avoid and or limit outdoor activities.
  • Wear light colored and loose-fitting clothing, and a hat with a wide brim when outside.
  • Fans alone won’t protect you from extreme heat– use your air conditioner and keep it well maintained.
  • If your indoor temperature remains above 90 degrees, seek shelter in an air conditioned building.
  • Drink plenty of water, and eat lighter meals.
  • Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated drinks.
  • Be aware—your prescription medication may affect your heat tolerance. Check with your doctor.
  • Check on your neighbors, especially elderly people who live alone.
  • Get immediate medical help for anyone with these heat-related
    - Profuse sweating and muscle cramping
    - Body temperature of 105 degrees, with hot and dry skin
    - Confusion or unconsciousness
  • For more information visit www.stanemergency.com