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'Spring' into Fire Safety

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  • F.E. Warren Fire Department

Spring is almost upon us, and it's a perfect time to defend your homes and yourselves against fire!

"Spring" into Fire Safety!

Research suggests that you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely once your smoke alarm sounds.  Escape planning can help you make the most of this time.  
Have an Escape Plan!
Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows.  Discuss the plan with everyone in the home.  Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible.  Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
Practice Escape Plans!
Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.  Practice using different ways out.  Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
After you have escaped, stay out.  Never go back inside for people or pets.  Call 911 immediately.  Tell emergency responders if anyone is still inside. 

Grilling Season Safety Tips

   •    Keep your grill clean and free of grease build-up and debris.
   •    Move the grill 10 feet away from anything flammable to include your home.
   •    Place the grill on a non-combustible surface. Wood decks are not a good place to place and use a grill.
   •    Keep the grill out of the way of lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic.
   •    Always have an adult present when grilling and never leave cooking/grilling unattended.
   FACT:  Grills cause nearly 9,000 home fires each year.  20% of these are caused by a dirty grill.


Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

•    Clear out any clutter from your home, especially in hallways and stairways.
•    Check all of your appliances to make sure they are in good working order.
•    Clean out your clothes dryer vent, hose, and lint trap.
•    Have your fire place chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional.
•    Create a "defensible space" by trimming trees and bushes that are to close to your house. Spring is an excellent time to remove dead or dying trees and vegetation.
•    Ensure your home's address is visible from the street.




F.E. Warren AFB Fire & Emergency Services is committed to serving the F.E. Warren AFB community with the highest level of life and property protection. Our mission is to deliver professional fire suppression forces, emergency medical services, adept rescue crews, and aggressive fire prevention and education programs to protect the lives and property of the members of F.E. Warren AFB.

We embody the values of dedication, integrity, dependability, courage, respect, trust, and unity. We recognize our team members as our most valuable asset and will always strive for excellence.

F.E. Warren AFB
Fire Prevention Office
Building 332
Phone: 307-773-3473
Emergency: 911