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Cooking and Burn Safety
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries in the Nation. The easiest way to prevent cooking fires is to stand by your pan. Unattended cooking is the most common cause of this type of fire. If a fire does start, covering the pan with a lid is the safest way to extinguish it. For more information about cooking fire prevention check out the following brochures, links and video.

    • Cooking Fire and Burn Safety Tips (MA Dept. of Fire Services)
    • National Fire Protection Association - Cooking Fire Safety
    • Cooking Safety Lesson Plan

Burn Awareness

    • State Fire Marshal Burn Safety Tips
    • Prevent Scalds and Burns Video
    • Prevent Burns
    • Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire


Keep Warm Keep Safe Logo 
Winter Heating Safety
In Massachusetts, Heating has caused over 9, 893 fires during the past 5 years, which makes it the second leading cause of home fires. Keep Warm and Keep Safe this winter by using your heating system and space heaters wisely and responsibly.
    • Keep Warm, Keep Safe TV spot
    • Think Safety First when Heating your Home brochure 
    • Space Heater Fire Safety
    • Additional Heating Fire Facts and Information


Fire Safety Links
    • Smoke Alarms       --> Smoke Alarms Save Lives brochure 
    • Carbon Monoxide Safety
    • Major Storm Safety  
    • Dryer Fire Prevention
    • Additional Fire Safety topics

Never block a hydrant
Firefighters need unrestricted access to water hydrants. The lines (hoses) that connect to them do not bend easily. They require straight-in connections.

Residential and Commercial fires are a true emergency. This vehicle was blocking access to the hydrant leaving Firefighters no choice. Note the broken glass on the pavement under the window.

Car Blocking Fire Hydrant


In the winter, don't forget to shovel out the hydrant as well.






Building Escape Planning
In case of fire in your home, apartment or workplace, you need a plan of escape. This plan should be rehearsed to insure you and your family evacuate quickly and safely. Below are links with more information.
    • Escape Planning
    • Escape Planning in Tall Buildings
    • Escape Planning Tips
    • How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan


MA Fire Facts and Figures


For complete fact sheet click on image or click here.

Below you will find links with more information:
   • MA Department of Fire Services
   • Fire Data and Statistics
   • Fire Prevention Resources
   • Fire Loss in the US 



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