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People often assume that
they can just start using a fire extinguisher without any prior instruction. However, there are some important things to know before attempting to use one. Take a few minutes and watch the video to learn more.

(approximately 7 minutes in length)

Check out these links for some more helpful information about fires:

  • Children and Home Fires (American Red Cross)
    Children under the age of five are twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the population, and child-playing fires are the leading cause of fire deaths among preschoolers. The American Red Cross provides preparedness tips to help protect your family.

  • Home Fires (Department of Homeland Security)
    Did you know that in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening? In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Check out this site to learn about what to do before a fire, during a fire and after a fire.

  • Fires (MedlinePlus)
    Check out this page for the latest news, resources and journal articles about fires.

Click a link below for local fire department contact* information:

Clinton County Fire Departments
Essex County Fire Departments
Franklin County Fire Departments

*Use 911 for emergencies