P.O. Box 81; Phelps, NY 14532 315.548.3862
|Phelps Fire Department -- Phelps Ambulance
Town of Phelps, Ontario County, New York
WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Download this brochure, published by the U.S. Fire Administration
(USFA) for safe home heating tips.
If you have a fire hydrant near your property, please take a few
moments each time the snow falls to keep it clear of snow. A path
from the roadway to, and around the hydrant can greatly reduce
our response time to your home, in the event of a fire. Thank you
for your help with this! If you are not physically able to keep your
hydrant clear, please call the fire department (315-548-3862) and
request a firefighter to come and clean it out, or make a request
online, by filling out the form below:
smoke alarms as homes with working smoke alarms.
- Ninety-six percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm. Overall, three-
quarters of all U.S. homes have at least one working smoke alarm.
- Sixty-five percent of reported home fire deaths in 2000-2004 resulted from fires in
homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- No smoke alarms were present in 43% of the home fire deaths.
- In 22% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.
- An estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke
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What Can You Do To Protect Your Family?
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. Many
fatal fires begin late at night or in the early morning.
- For extra safety, install smoke alarms both inside and outside sleeping areas. Since
smoke and many deadly gases rise, installing your smoke alarms at the proper level
will provide you with the earliest warning possible.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
- Install at least one Carbon Monoxide Detector in your home
- If your smoke detector activates due to cooking, DO NOT remove the batteries.
Simply wave a towel near the detector, to clear the smoke from it.
- Replace batteries AT LEAST once per year, and replace the entire smoke detector
unit every 8-10 years. Test the unit monthly.
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