Safety Tips

Simple Changes that Could Save Your Life
An average of 3 children a day - approximately 1,100 children under the age of 15 - die each year in house fires. Approximately 90% of fire deaths involving children occur in homes without smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are relatively inexpensive. The Faribault Fire Department recommends that you install smoke detectors on every level of your home, including 1 in every bedroom and 1 outside sleeping areas.
  1. Actions to Remember

    Read about certain actions you can take in particular fir scenarios.

  2. Codes & Inspections

    Fire and Building Codes are designed to protect you in the event of a fire.

  3. Detectors & Alarms

    Smoke alarms are a family's best defense against fire.

  4. Education & Planning

    Discover what you and your family can do to plan and be prepared for a fire.

  5. Facts About Your Home

    Look through a list of tips that will help you be more familiar with aspects of your home that will keep you safer in the event of a fire.

  6. Fire Emergency Preparedness Items

    Learn more about certain items you can gather to be better prepared.

  7. Fire Extinguishers

    The Faribault Fire Department recommends that you have 1 U.L. listed, all-purpose fire extinguisher in your home, car, and boat.

  8. Potentially Hazardous Items/Practices

    Find out what common household items could potentially be hazardous.