Lakeside Fire District | Safety Tips
Home Fire Safety
Your Home Fire Safety Checklist
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Protect Yourself and Your Family Today
In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape. For more useful information, CLICK HERE.
Get Out Safely
Have a Sound Fire Escape Plan
In the event of a fire, remember - time is the biggest enemy and every second counts! Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames. For more useful information, CLICK HERE.
Smoking and Home Fires
Prevent Home Fires Caused by Smoking
Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Fire Safety Fun for Kids
A fun resource for kids to learn about fire safety (requires Flash). CLICK HERE.
Water and Pool Safety
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Child Passenger Safety
Keeping Kids Safe in the Car
Vehicle crashes remain the number one killer of children ages 2-14 in the United States. For important information on how to buckle up children the right way on every ride, CLICK HERE.
100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law
In January 2005, a new state law became effective that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire. For more useful information, CLICK HERE.
Not Even for a Minute
Never Leave Children Unattended In or Around a Car
Children should never be left unattended in or around parked cars. There are just too many risks. Below are just some of the dangers children are exposed to:
- Being inadvertently backed over in a driveway or parking lot.
- Being left in a vehicle where the temperatures can reach deadly levels in minutes.
- Knocking the vehicle into gear and setting the vehicle into motion.
- Strangulation by a power window, sunroof or power accessory.
- Being taken by a stranger in the course of a car theft.
- Hopping into a car trunk during an innocent game of hide-and-seek.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Finding matches that set the car aflame.
- Leaving the vehicle alone to go to the bathroom, or to go looking for you.
- Being kidnapped from the vehicle.
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Earthquake Safety & Preparedness
California is Earthquake Country
Earthquakes are a fact of life here in California. It is imperative that we are prepared for the time when the next temblor strikes. For useful information on earthquake safety and preparedness, CLICK HERE, and HERE.