Protecting What Matters Most
At the Shepherdsville Fire Department, we’re not just here to respond to emergencies – we’re dedicated to preventing them in the first place. Fire safety is a shared responsibility, and we’re committed to equipping you with the knowledge and resources needed to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your property safe. Explore our comprehensive fire safety guidelines and tips to ensure a secure environment for everyone.
Home Fire Safety
Smoke Alarms: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside bedrooms. Test alarms monthly and replace batteries at least once a year.
Escape Plan: Develop a fire escape plan with your family, designating two escape routes from each room. Practice the plan regularly to ensure everyone knows what to do in an emergency.
Cooking Safety: Never leave cooking unattended. Keep flammable items away from stoves, and use a timer to prevent overcooking.
Heating Precautions: Keep portable heaters at least three feet away from flammable materials. Turn off heaters when leaving a room or going to sleep.
Fire Safety for Kids
Educational Resources: Teach children about fire safety through age-appropriate educational materials, games, and activities.
Matches and Lighters: Store matches and lighters out of reach of children. Educate them about the proper use of these items.
“Stop, Drop, and Roll”: Teach kids what to do if their clothing catches fire: stop, drop to the ground, cover their face, and roll to extinguish the flames.
Campfires: When allowed, build campfires in designated areas. Keep them small, and fully extinguish the fire before leaving.
Outdoor Debris Burning: Follow local regulations and guidelines when burning outdoor debris. Avoid burning during dry, windy conditions.
Equipment Maintenance: Properly maintain machinery and equipment to prevent sparks that could ignite wildfires.
Fire Safety in the Community
Fireworks Safety: Leave fireworks to the professionals. Attending public fireworks displays is safer and more enjoyable.
Fire Safety Education: Attend community fire safety events and workshops. Learn how to use fire extinguishers and basic first aid techniques.
Reporting Hazards: If you spot fire hazards in your community, report them to the appropriate authorities to help prevent potential emergencies.
Fire Safety Equipment
Fire Extinguishers: Have fire extinguishers in key areas of your home and learn how to use them effectively.
Fire Blankets: Keep fire blankets in your kitchen for smothering small fires, such as stove-top fires.
Emergency Numbers: Ensure everyone knows how to call emergency services and have those numbers posted in easily accessible locations.
At the Shepherdsville Fire Department, safety is our priority. By following these fire safety guidelines and being vigilant, you contribute to a safer community for everyone. Remember, fire prevention starts with you. Together, we can create a secure environment that protects what matters most – the lives and well-being of our loved ones.