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2020 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 985 336 1321
Feb 912 344 1256
Mar 884 316 1200
Apr 815 255 1070
May 850 269 1119
Jun 819 276 1095
Jul 890 309 1199
Aug 847 304 1151
Sep 875 286 1161
Oct 847 300 1147
Nov 826 321 1147
Dec
Total 9550 3316 12866

Historic Incident Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2019 11813 4198 16011
2018 12026 4062 16088
2016 11615 3863 15478
2016 11478 3664 15142
2015 11109 3421 14530
2014 10602 3438 14040
2013 10316 3443 13759
2012 10313 3702 14015
2011 9956 3820 13776
2010 10406 3727 14133
2009 10837 3631 14468

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Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the smell of toxic fumes burning your every breath, thick smoke bellowing everywhere. What do you do?!

How can a Home Fire Safety Visit help? 

Our trained voluneers and fire rescue professionals will come to your home for a personal consultation and you will receive:

  • Installed smoke alarms if no working smoke alarms are present
  • Valuable fire safety information 
  • Guidance in the development of your Family Fire Escape Plan

 

Here are some great pointers for your safety:

SMOKE ALARMS

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default qualityProperly installed and maintained smoke alarms are an early warning system to prevent deaths and injuries caused by fire.

So where should you place smoke alarms?

  • either high up on the wall or on the ceilings away from windows, garage doors, or any ventilation
  • install on every level including the basement, outside of sleeping areas and in the bedrooms 
  • regularly test your smoke alarms around the house to ensure they are working properly
  • Maryland's new Smoke Alarm Law requires for all battery-only operated smoke alarms to be replaced with units powered by sealed-in, ten-year/long life batteries by January 1st, 2018. 

 

HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

It's pivotal you come up with a Home Fire Escape Plan as it may save your family’s life.

So what should you include?

  • Plan for a main exit route and an alternative.
  • If you hear “fire” then everyone should evacuate immediately.
  • Decide on a meeting place outside of your home. 
  • When the firefighters arrive, let them know you are safe.
  • NEVER re-enter a burning building!  
  • Practice your escape routes regularly with everyone to prevent panic in the event of an actual emergency.
  • In the event of a fire, remember to "stay low and go".
  • Before opening a door check it with the back of your hand. If it feels hot, do NOT open the door! Look for another exit - it might be the window!  

 

Click here for a blank template to draw up your plan!

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

An ABC fire extinguisher can be used in the event of most household fires. If you do decide to purchase one, make sure you are properly trained on how to use it. Don't forget to also inspect your fire extinguisher monthly. It's important you know what types of fires the extinguisher puts out. You don’t want to be putting water on an electrical fire or cooking oil fire. When using a fire extinguisher remember the acronym PASS!

 

Click here for more information on home fire prevention.

 

Still have questions or are unsure if your home is safe, then request a Home Fire Safety Visit using the provided link.

Click Here To Request A Home Fire Safety Visit

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