FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION

SMOKE ALARMS

Check out our page devoted to smoke alarms.

CO ALARM SAFETY

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas. CO is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and can come from household appliances such as gas furnaces, gas stoves and ovens and gas water heaters. If these appliances malfunction or are not adequately ventilated, the amount of CO in the air may rise to unsafe levels. CO can also come from running vehicles, blocked chimney flues, fuel-burning cooking appliances and some portable heaters. If your garage is attached to your house, never leave your vehicle running while parked in the garage. To keep you family safe from CO, be sure to follow the below guidelines:
 

  • Install a CO detector in your home and be sure to change the batteries when you change your clocks twice a year

  • Test your CO alarm to ensure everyone in the house knows how it sounds

  • If your CO alarm "chips" after replacing the battery, used compressed air to remove any dust particles from the device, which can lead to false alarms

  • Replace CO alarms every 6-8 years (check the date on the back of the detector)

IS YOUR HOUSE NUMBER VISIBLE?

Is your house number clearly visible from the street? Having your house number clearly posted to your home and/or mailbox is one of the easiest things you can do to assist all emergency responders should you need our help. House numbers should be posted near the front door, not occluded by decor or shrubbery and ideally should be illuminated or made from materials that are reflective.

HOME DISASTER PREPARATION

Having a home disaster plan and preparation kit is one of the most important actions you can take to keep your family safe during a disaster such as a tornado, flood or earthquake. Creating a plan and building a basic kit includes considering the specific needs of your family (including your pets). The Red Cross and Ready.gov provide great resources for building supply kits, communication plans and learning about the risk our area faces. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES 

Please check out these additional web resources for how you and your family can prepare for emergencies.

HOMELAND SECURITY'S "READY" CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAFETY TIPS

ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - "READY" CAMPAIGN

ILLINOIS FIRE SAFETY ALLIANCE 

Address

1215 Taylor Rd

O'Fallon, IL 62269
 

Contact

Administrative Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fire Headquarters: 618-624-4515

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