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Home & Building Safety
Because more than 5,000 Americans die each year from fire and more than 2.5 million fires occur each year, costing Americans $30 billion, consider the home fire safety tips and resources:
9-Volt Battery Storage Safety
If not stored correctly, 9-volt batteries can cause a fire in your home. Watch the short video on how to store them correctly and prevent a fire.
Backyard Fire Pits
In general, open burning relates to such activities as burning of leaves, construction debris or other large fires built on the ground. Open burning regulations typically do not apply to fires used for cooking, warmth, recreation, religious or ceremonial purposes.
Commercial Property Checklist
Use the questions below to gauge your building’s fire safety. Any questions answered with a “No” indicate a problem that should be addressed immediately.
Fire Escape Plan
In a fire, you are excited and unable to think clearly, so having a fire escape plan in place helps prevent panic, which can result in injury or death.
Fires originate in the kitchen more often than any other room of the house, and a large number of injuries are caused by improper reaction to kitchen fires.
When allowed to accumulate to high levels, radon can be hazardous to long-term health.
So that every Fairfield resident can have the peace of mind an operable smoke detector provides, Fairfield firefighters install the devices free of charge in the homes of those who are not able to afford them or who are unable to service an existing smoke detector.