Fire & Life Safety Education
South Adams County Fire Department strives to keep the community safe in every way possible. It all starts with education. Our commitment is to provide education on how to prevent or respond to a potentially life-threatening emergency.
Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape
Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning
Prepare - Plan - Practice
1. Prepare your home:
- Have clear exit paths and make sure all windows and doors open freely.
- Eliminate any potential fire hazards.
- Have proper working smoke alarms throughout your home. Test them regularly to make sure they are working.
2. Plan Your Escape:
- Create a fire escape plan with everyone in your home.
- Make a map of your home including 2 ways out of each room.
- Agree on a meeting place outside of your home. Something is permanent, like a tree or a neighbor's house.
- Make sure your escape plan is updated as needed.
- Make sure everyone knows the address and how to call 9-1-1.
3. Practice your emergency plan:
- Practice your escape plan with everyone in your home. You may need to make adjustments for those who may need assistance.
- Practice your escape plan both during the daytime and at night.
- Practice a backup plan.
Kids Corner with Sparky!
Complete the NFPA Kids challenges and you will become an official Sparky's Fire Safety Club member!
Fire Safety Checklist:
Dan Doofus hunts for home fire hazards using his checklist and checks off some of the most common areas where fire hazards can be hidden. Dan feels good about accomplishing his fire safety mission, from checking on candles and heating appliances to matches and clothing dryers.