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Residential Fire Safety Tips


  • Have working smoke detectors in proper locations (at least one each sleeping level).
  • Have a working fire extinguisher (ABC Type).
  • Store combustibles in approved containers and cabinets.
  • Have heating systems cleaned before use each season.
  • When using fuel burning systems, use approved fuels.
  • Allow proper clearance for all heating systems (see appliance label).
  • Be aware of electrical hazards, DO NOT overload outlets.
  • Use extreme caution when cooking; never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Have an Escape Plan--Know two ways out, practice your Escape Plan, meet outside at a place of safety.
  • Practice Exit Drill In The Home--E.D.I.T.H.
Make sure you have visible and conspicuous house numbers posted on the street side of your home for all emergency responders.

Any questions please contact:

Fire Marshal: Jim Gurley
864-244-7679
Monday thru Friday 8:00 – 5:00
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