Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. The first step is understanding the type of emergency, knowing how to be prepared and continuously practicing the steps you will take to respond when an emergency happens.
Pennsylvania averages 86% deaths due to structure / residential fires. This alone asks the question: Are you really prepared if a fire started in your home?
West Hazleton Fire Company’s sole purpose is to serve the community. This page is dedicated to help educate the public the steps to being prepared not just at home but at work or in school.
West Hazleton Fire Department will even install up to 4 Smoke Detectors in your house free of charge to ensure your home is prepared.
Fire Prevention Week:
October is known as Fire Safety Month. This is a reminder as we come closer to the holidays, fire safety is our number one priority as we cook and prepare meals for our families and friends.
Every year, on the second week of October, West Hazleton Fire Department partners with our local businesses and schools, to set up small stations and educate the public on fire safety. We have fire safety pamphlets available at the Fire Department if interested.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Do you have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas?
- Do you test your smoke alarms each month? If they’re not working, change the batteries.
- Do you have a fire escape plan for each room in the house?
- Did you practice the plan?
- Do you have an assembly point once you evacuate? A place for each family member to meet in an emergency.
Make sure all family members go through the drills and practice. Kids should be involved in practicing these drills and understand why they are practicing.
If a fire occurs in your home, Get Out, Stay Out, and Call For Help. Never go back inside for anything or anyone!