Fire Prevention & Life Safety

The GFD provides a variety of programs designed to educate the public about specific fire hazards and ways citizens of Graham can minimize their risk. These basic precautions help not only prevent fires from happening but also protects people in the event of an emergency by encouraging them to prepare ahead of time for these scenarios.   

Hot Car

Cars can quickly become an oven. Hot cars can prove dangerous and deadly for kids, adults, and pets. Here are some important facts about hot car safety:

  • Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in minutes. 
  • 80% of the increase in temperature happens in the first 10 minutes.
  • Cracking the windows does not help slow the heating process OR decrease the maximum temperature 
  • Children have died from heatstroke in cars in temps as low as 60 degrees.
Some simple tips parents and caregivers can follow to prevent these preventable tragedies is to never leave your child alone in a vehicle. For more tips visit

Child Passenger Safety Checks

The City of Graham Fire Department does not offer Child Passenger Safety Checks. However, Safe Kids Alamance County, which is led by the Burlington Fire Department does offer these services to help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries. 

To set up a time to have your child passenger safety seat inspected by a trained technician:

Burlington Fire Headquarters (downtown Burlington)
Appointment Required

Fire Safety Education Request

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