Decatur Fire Dept. – October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month!

Fire Safety Month is meant to help teach the community about safety. Below are some great safety tips which the Decatur Fire Department has complied.


Fire Station No. 1: 404-373-5092

Safety Reminders

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home,

inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.

Test smoke alarms once a month.

Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

Make a home fire escape plan with your family.

Locate two exits out of every room and an outside meeting place.

Know the emergency number for your fire department.

Practice your escape plan twice a year.

When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside, and stay outside!

Burn Notice

Keep hot foods and liquids away from edges so they cannot be pulled or knocked over.

Be careful when using curling irons, ovens, irons, lamps, heaters.

Just Right!

Remember to test the water before placing children in the bath tub.

Cool a Burn

Treat a burn right away. Put it in cool water for 3-5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth.

Remember that if the burn is bigger than your fist, or if you have any questions, to get medical help right


Safety in the Kitchen

Remember to stay in the kitchen when cooking.

Keep things that can burn (potholders, towels, and paper) away from the stove.

Create a three foot safety zone for children when cooking.

Electrical Check

Check electrical cords to make sure they are not damaged.

Heating Reminders

Keep space heaters 3 feet from anything that can burn.

You should always turn off space heaters every time you leave the room and before going to bed.

Never use an oven to heat your home.

Match and Lighter Safety

Teach children to tell an adult whenever they find lighters or matches.

Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

Candle Caution

Remember to put out lit candles when you leave a room.

Stay three feet away from burning candles.

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