Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Public Education

The Graham Fire Department offers several types of public outreach to educate the community including:

· Firehouse Tours
· Fire Truck Visits
· Fire Prevention & Life Safety Classes
· Fire Extinguisher Training
· Health and Safety Fairs
· Blood Pressure Checks

For more details or to schedule a Fire Prevention and Life Safety Program click HERE Fire Prevention & Life Safety Program request

Home Fire Drill

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/By-topic/Escape/checklist.ashx?la=en

Home Checklist

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/fief/up_in_smoke_home_checklist.pdf

Open Burning

City of Graham Ordinance – Sec. 16-19. – Throwing or burning trash on streets or on public property.

It shall be unlawful to place or cause to be placed in any of the streets or sidewalks or in or about any public building any trash or rubbish of any description or to burn the same in any of the aforementioned places referenced in this chapter.(Code 1983, § 11-22; Ord. of 6-4-1991)

Fire Safety Month

• Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire.
• Fire Prevention week will be held October 4-10, 2020.
• The 2020 Fire Prevention week Campaign is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”
• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
• Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.
• The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

 

Top Safety Tip

• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
• Remain in the kitchen while food is cooking and use a cooking timer.
• Keep sleeves, oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and/or curtains away from the stovetop.
• Keep a lid nearby to smother small grease fires and leave the pan covered until it has completely cooled.
• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
• Never throw water on an oil fire.
• If the fire is too large, get everyone out of the home and call 911 from outside.

 

GFD & GPD Public Safety Day

To kick off National Fire Prevention month in October, the Graham Fire and Police Departments host Public Safety Day during the month of September. This is an informative and interactive event for kids and adults of all ages. The Graham Firefighters also provide a free hotdog lunch for those in attendance. Please make plans to attend.

Disaster Planning

https://www.readync.org

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 kidsandcars.org.

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
336229.3558

Fire Safety Education Request

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