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Fire Safety

Taking steps to prevent a fire in your home may not only save your possessions, it may save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

House fires can spread quickly and take the possessions and lives of residents in a matter of minutes. Learn how to prevent fires and plan for recovery after a fire at this link.

Kids fire safety
Fires in homes are particularly dangerous for children four years of age and younger. With the United States in the middle of an especially cold winter, FEMA, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Commission on Children and Disasters, teamed up to call families and communities to action to keep our nation’s children safe. The link above presents simple steps that can prevent fires and protect children.

Smoke alarms
An Allegheny County Health Department Injury Prevention technician will install up to two free smoke alarms in your residence in Allegheny County regardless of household income. Call the ACHD Injury Prevention Program at 412-247-7800 for more details and to schedule an appointment.