Prevention & Education

 
 

The Central Coventry Fire District is dedicated to the safety of everyone in our community.

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Prevention

  • Carefully inspect the areas of your home that are most prone to fire: the kitchen, electric appliances and wiring, and the heating system. Look for other hot spots throughout the home - such as flammable items near heat sources, frayed or worn cords or poor ventilation sources.

  • Install and maintain smoke alarms throughout your home.
  • Keep ABC type fire extinguishers in your kitchen and garage.
  • Do not run your clothes dryer when you are not home.
  • Do not leave cooking unattended.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.

 

Smoke Detectors & Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

 

Fire Extinguishers

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the #1 priority for residents is to get out safely.

Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.

Fire extinguishers are helpful for immediate use on small fires. Consider providing a checklist to help people prepare for using a fire extinguisher on a potential fire.

When operating a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to- side.

 

    Fire Sprinklers

    Fire sprinklers increase your chances of surviving a fire by more than 82% and decrease fire damage by up to 97%.