Fauquier County Fire Rescue System

30 John Marshall Street                                                                                                                  Warrenton, Virginia 20186                                                                                                      

Administration / Operations- 540-422-8800
Training - 540-422-8820 

 
Fauquier County
    Public Education


    SAFETY TIP: Carbon Monoxide

    • The dangers of CO exposure depend on a number of variables, including the victim's health and activity level. Infants, pregnant women, and people with physical conditions that limit their body's ability to use oxygen (i.e. emphysema, asthma, heart disease) can be more severely affected by lower concentrations of CO than healthy adults would be.
    • A person can be poisoned by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time.
    • In 2016, local fire departments responded to an estimated 79,600 carbon monoxide incidents, or an average of nine such calls per hour. This does not include the 91,400 carbon monoxide alarm malfunctions and the 68,000 unintentional carbon monoxide alarms.                                        

    SAFETY TIP:Smoke Alarms

    • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
    • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms so that when one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
    • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
    • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
    • https://youtu.be/gCMxwSrz5 Check out this video for more information regarding Smoke Alarms!


    Visit the links below to learn what you need to make a first-aid kit.

    You should consider making one for your home and one for your car.      

    https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2010/09/what-you-need-and-what-you-don-t-in-a-family-first-aid-kit/index.htm

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-kits/basics/ART-20056673?p=1 

     

    JUST FOR KIDS!

    Click on the link above to learn about fire safety with Sparky.  

    The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

    1. Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

    2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.

    3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.

    4. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.

    5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.

    6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

    7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire. 

      

     

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