- Over 80% of fire deaths occur in the home, and 70% of those fatalities occur at night.
Install smoke and/or heat detectors on every level of your home.
Detectors save lives!
- Make sure that your family has an escape plan in case of a fire in your home. You need to have two ways of exiting your home.
- Have a meeting place to go to after you have escaped the fire. This will enable you to make sure that everyone is out of the fire safely.
- If you must leave the kitchen while cooking, turn off the stove. Most house fires start in the kitchen. Don't leave pot handles turned so that a child can reach them. Children are burned or scalded every day from kitchen accidents.
- Never overload extension cords. They are a major source of fire in the home.
- For smokers, use or provide large ashtrays - the kind that won't tip over.
- Fire Prevention is everybody's business. LEARN NOT TO BURN!!
- Remember to change the batteries on your smoke detectors at least twice a year...change your clock, change your batteries!
Smoke Detector Program
A working smoke detector is one of the best investments you can make to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire. The City of Hialeah Fire Department plans to provide and install a number of smoke detectors in homes across Hialeah on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is made possible thanks to a donation of smoke detectors by Jackson Health Systems, in hopes of reducing the number of home fire deaths and injuries.
Should you have any questions please contact:
Inspector C. Romo
Fire Prevention Bureau
For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
For further assistance, please call (305) 883-6900.