Fire Safety

Did you know - a Smoke Detector will sound three tones at a time when activated and a Carbon Monoxide Detector will sound four tones at a time when activated?

If your combination smoke/co system is beeping but there's no smoke anywhere, it could be detecting deadly carbon monoxide gas. Evacuate immediately and call the fire department.

Winter Fire Statistics

The threat of winter fires is real. Use these statistics to help citizens understand the severity and prevalence of winter fires.

    • 905 people die in winter home fires each year.

    • $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires.

    • 67 percent of winter fires occur in one- and two-family homes.

    • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.

    • 5 to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires.

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System 2009-2011