Hygiene Fire Department
Education and Resources
Fire Safety Reminders:
Draw out a floor plan of your home and decide two escape routes out of every room!
Talk about, and practice, ways to get out of peer pressure situations that involve starting fires. Just say no, and walk away!
Keep an eye out for anything that looks hot or smells like it is burning. Many times, fires can be prevented by doing nothing more than using our senses!
Make sure you install and maintain smoke detectors on every floor of your home. You must also check them frequently! Change your smoke detector batteries every time you change your clock!
If you are ever caught in a fire, remember to STAY LOW! Smoke rises so the cooler and easier to breathe air is near the floor.
Keep matches, lighters, and all flammable fluids locked up and well out of the reach of young hands.
And remember Smokey the bear is watching!!!
Thousands of kids are hurt or killed every year in fires...following good fire prevention guidelines will keep that from happening in our community!
House Numbers: We can’t help you if we can’t find you! When you call 911, you have an emergency and need help fast. The Hygiene Fire Department wants you to help fire fighters find your address quickly by installing large and/or reflective house numbers on doors, doorposts, mailboxes, or other locations on your house that can be seen from the road in both directions. Make sure that the numbers are not obstructed by branches, flowers or ornaments and can be seen clearly all year round. Emergencies happen any time day or night. Police, ambulance crews, and firefighters need to get to your home quickly to help you, your family, friends or guests quickly. It is important to do your part to help them find your home. See if you can find your house number from the street after dark and make adjustments if necessary. Clearly posted house numbers can make a difference in an emergency when seconds count. Response time is critical. We will get to the emergency as soon as we can and need to have you do your part by making sure your house numbers are large enough to be visible as the fire trucks are coming down or up your street.
Knox Box®: The Hygiene Fire Department encourages businesses in our community to utilize the Knox-Box®
system to provide rapid entry after hours. The Knox-Box® solution is a secure rapid entry program specifically developed for fire departments. With one master key, the fire department can gain access to commercial and residential property throughout our community. Nearly 5,000 departments nationwide use Knox key boxes and vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, and padlocks. The Hygiene Fire Department uses strict guidelines to control their master keys. Property owners in the community may store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes® mounted near their buildings entrances. Each Knox-Box® purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by Hygiene Fire Department. With the Knox system, there is no cost to the fire department, no waiting for a property owner to unlock the door in the middle of the night, and no forcing the door open to gain entry. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time, property damage and the liability for lost keys. Visit http://www.knoxbox.com/
The links below contain fire safety and prevention information as well as games and activities for kids.
Keeping Children Safe for Motorists and Children
Kids Guide to Fire Safety at Home