Never store gasoline containers inside your home. Escaping
vapors are heavier than air and easily find ignition sources such as
Matches & Lighters
Always remember to keep matches and lighters
stored in a safe place. Many children have a curiosity about fire and
can easily start a fire when they find these items. Talk to your
children about the danger of playing with fire.
cigarette smoking starts many home fires. Are ashtrays large enough so
that a forgotten cigarette will fall in? Ashes should be discarded in
metal wastebaskets only, ideally outside the home. Do not smoke in bed.
Remember careless smoking is still a major cause of home fires.
Faribault Fire Department wants to remind you to check that your
portable heaters in your home be kept away from people, curtains, and
furniture. Keep portable heaters a safer distance from flammable
If you burn wood in a fireplace or a stove, remember
to clean your chimney regularly. Creosote buildup can cause a chimney
fire. Chimney fires can be very dangerous and the smoke often backs up
in the home causing extensive smoke damage. These problems can easily be
prevented by regular chimney inspections and cleaning.