Fire Prevention & Safety Tips | Smoke Detectors | Carbon Monoxide Detectors 

 BBQ & Propane Safety | Fire Safety for Children | Contact the Fire Prevention Office

The U.S. has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world.  About 5,000 people die every year in this country as the result of fire, and another 25,500 are injured. 

About 100 firefighters are killed annually in duty-related incidents.  Each year, fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.  Fire is the third leading cause of accidental death in the home; at least 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in residences. 

More than 2 million fires are reported each year. Many others go unreported, causing additional injuries and property loss.  Direct property loss due to fires is estimated at $9.4 billion annually. 

Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Are you and your family prepared?

Smoke Detectors

It is estimated that over 40 percent of residential fires and three-fifths of residential fatalities occur in homes with no smoke alarms. In the early 1970s, the cost of protecting a three bedroom home with professionally installed alarms was approximately $l000; today the cost of owner-installed alarms in the same house has come down to as little as $10 per alarm, or less than $50 for the entire home. Please visit our smoke detector page to learn more about this life saving device.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that approximately 200 people per year are killed by accidental CO poisoning with an additional 5000 people injured. Please visit our Carbon Monoxide Detector Page to learn more.

Propane and Charcoal Barbeque Safety

Check our tips on grilling safety by visiting our Propane and Barbeque Safety Page.

Propane Safety

Please take the time to visit our Tips on Storage of Propane page.

Fire Safety For Children

In North America, children die or are seriously hurt in fires twice as often as adults. Teach your children the importance of fire safety at an early age. Please visit our Fire Safety for Children Page to learn more.

Contact The Fire Prevention Office

Click here to e-mail the Sound Beach Fire Prevention office.


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