What is Fire Prevention?
The goal of the Fire Prevention Division is to prevent the loss of life and damage to environment, property and other values in Santa Fe County through the establishment of community partnerships, information dissemination, code development and enforcement, planning, review and active involvement in our communities. Fire Safety Tips
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It is important to thoroughly pay attention to fire safety tips that you learn throughout your life. These tips could prevent a fire or help save your life. 1. Warning
* A small spark could trigger a raging inferno in less time then you think. Make sure that you handle the situation properly to prevent things from escalating to something much larger. Before a fire can get out of your control, call the fire department immediately to come and help. Prevention/Solution
* Keep fire alarms with working batteries in your home. Should a fire start, the fire alarms will be able to notify you. You should also have multiple fire extinguishers and know how to use them. Apply extra safety precautions when cooking. Never leave food that you're cooking unattended. If an accidental fire starts, you must be there to take immediate control over the situation. Also, do not leave anything, whether it be a wooden spoon or a cloth dishtowel, near an open flame or anything hot. Potential
* Don't leave candles alone that are lit or still have hot wicks. The candle could fall over and catch something on fire. Make sure that the candle is on a stable and flat surface and that there is nothing at all near the candle itself. If you leave the room or you go to sleep, the candle should be completely out and cooled. Handle cigarettes properly. Never...
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