In the United States, someone dies in a home fire every 3 hours, and
someone is injured every half-hour.
One of our biggest priorities is the prevention of fires, accidents and injuries
before they occur.
This is accomplished through fire prevention and public education.
By educating our customers, we can save lives.
The Ephrata Fire Department has put together programs to address those needs. We offer presentations that cover the following: slip and fall prevention, cooking safety, smoke alarm maintenance, escape plans and call 911.
The fire safety program is designed for the homeowner as well as those who live in apartments, townhouses or condos. Topics covered include: fires statistics and facts; prevention measures; what to do in case of a fire; what to do after a fire has occurred in your home; and what services the Fire Department offers. Additional information regarding proper placement of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and drafting and practicing an evacuation plan will be covered.
Federal Regulations require that employers who provide portable fire extinguishers in the workplace must also provide training in the proper use of extinguishers. Used properly, portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire in the workplace or containing one until the fire department arrives.
For more information regarding life safety education and training, please call 754-4666.
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