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We respond to emergencies when they happen, but our ultimate goal is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Prevention is the best way to fulfill our mission of saving lives and property. 

There are steps you can take at home to prevent an emergency and there things you can do to be better prepared if one ever does.


  • Install smoke detectors if not already present in your home

  • Change your smoke detector batteries often, the best practice is to change smoke detector batteries when you adjust your clocks for Daylight Saving Time

  • Make sure your address is clearly marked from the street to help responders find your home faster

  • Keep matches and lighters away from children

  • "Close before you doze" - Sleep with your bedroom doors closed to limit fire spread in your home

  • Keep a screen on your fireplace to prevent embers from landing outside of the fireplace

  • Clean your chimneys on a regular schedule

  • Never leave cooking unattended

  • Practice "Exit Drills In The Home" with your family

  • Keep a first aid kit on hand

  • Do not overload outlets and surge protectors

  • Keep heaters away from furniture, curtains and other flammable items

  • Keep propane grills or heaters outdoors

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher in your home



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