Released on November 10, 2009 - 4:51pm
Sep 29

     Mayor Craig A. Moe has declared the entire month of October in the City of Laurel as Fire Prevention Month.
The focus of Fire Prevention Month focuses on ways to keep homes fire safe and prevent painful burns. 

      During the month of October, David E. Cope, Fire Marshal and
other City staff will send out Fire Prevention Public Service
Announcements and visit local schools to educate children about fire
prevention and safety. 

     In October, weekly tips will be provided on the City’s website
www.laurel.md.us and via Public Service Announcements to help you
educate your children and family about the importance of fire
prevention. 

Here are some tips to get you started:

                                                                                                                                           

10 Tips For Fire Safety

1. Install
smoke alarms in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every
level of the home. It’s always best to interconnect all smoke alarms
throughout the home 

2. Install carbon monoxide detectors on each level of your home and near each appliance that uses gas and/or fossil fuel

3. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly. 

4. If a smoke alarms sounds, get out of the house and STAY out. 

5. For Household Hazardous Material Information Call-301-883-7681

6. Develop An All Hazard Residential Disaster Plan For The Safety Of You And Your Family

7. Purchase a Portable Fire Extinguisher For Each Floor Of The House

8. Barbeque Grills Should Be 30’ Away From Residential Structures

9. Poison Control- 1-800-222-1222

10. Develop Home Fire Escape Plan- Have a Safe Meeting Place Outside Of The Home And Never Go Back Inside

City Seal

Communications

The Department of Communications provides useful information of public interest and importance to the community, residents and businesses within the city limits, as well as the greater Laurel area.