Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property.  Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests and neighboring communities.  ECFPD offers fire safety and injury prevention information to keep our families safe.  The following informational pages are on a variety of fire and life safety topics.  Feel free to download, print and share these tips to spread the word about fire safety.  All files are in Adobe-Acrobate Reader (.pdf) format.

Smoke & CO Alarm Consumer Report:

The International Code Council joins the 24 organizations, institutions and leaders in fire service of the Vision 20/20 Project in a public service announcement and call-to-action on an important fire and life safety issue – smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Smoke and CO alarms are critical safety devices built to ensure the health, safety and wellness of building occupants. Recommendations by leading fire organizations encourage consumers to purchase only products that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. However, research conducted by Vision 20/20 found that several smoke and CO alarms being sold on e-commerce sites have not been tested by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs). These untested alarms lack the certification to perform as required by industry standards.


Have you downloaded the FEMA App?

It is not only a terrific app for:

  • weather alerts – you can receive alerts for 5 locations, allowing you to keep track of family
  • disaster safety tips
  • interactive emergency checklist

But, you can also use the app for fire safety reminders:

 Weather Alerts - Receive alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations; Prepare - Get safety reminders, read tips to survive natural disasters, and customize your emergency checklist; Disaster Support - Locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person (or on the phone); and Submit Disaster Photos - Upload and share your disaster photos to help first responders. Additional menu items shown include Contenido en español (Content in Spanish), How to Help, and Blog.”

The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices. The reminders are available in English and Spanish and are located in the “Prepare” section of the FEMA App.