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Welcome to Goshen, NY, Fire Department
 
The NFPA has put together a Family Fun site with games, trivia, activities and more. Check it out , you may even learn about fire prevention and safety....http://www.nfpa.org. Click on the Safety Information tab. Click on For Kids 1.

The U.S. Fire Administration would like to remind you of some important fire safety and prevention information.


  • Plan and practice escape plans several times a year.
  • Make sure your whole family knows when and how to call emergency telephone numbers.
  • Obtain and learn how to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors & smoke detectors
  • Consider installing residential fire sprinklers in your home.

 

Here are some additional websites that with alot of useful information. 

                         Homeowners’ Guide to Forest Fires: How to Protect Your Home

                         How to Escape a Burning Building

                         Hurricane Survival Tips: How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

                         9 Affordable Ways to Prep Your Home for Hurricane Season

                         Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk?

                         Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide

                         Shake Out: 6 Steps to Quake-proof Your Home

                         Disaster Preparedness for Pets

 Kids Guide to Building a Disaster Supply Kit

 
 

 

   
Fire Extinguishers Smoke Detectors Cooking Safety Escape Planning
Holiday Fire Safety Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher Turkey Fryers
Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are labeled with letters and/or pictograms to indicate the type of fire on which the extinguisher is effective. There are three basic classes of fire extinguishers. They are:

Class A: Ordinary Combustibles Fire - such as paper, wood, trash, plastics, fabric and rubber.
Class B: Flammable Liquids Fire - such as gasoline, oil, grease, paints and solvents.
Class C: Electrical Fire - energized electrical equipment; such as appliances, computers, circuit breakers, wiring.
 

Remember P.A.S.S. when fighting a fire:

There are four basic steps to using a fire extinguisher: PULL, AIM, SQUEEZE, SWEEP

PULL the safety pin by grabing the ring and twisting.
AIM the hose at the base of the fire.
SQUEEZE the handle.
SWEEP the hose from side to side while discharging.
 


When should I use my extinguisher to fight a fire?

Use Only if:
- the fire is not large or spreading
- occupants have been alerted
- everyone has left or is leaving the building
- 9-1-1 has been called
- you have a clear escape route that won't be blocked by fire
- you know how to operate your extinguisher and are aware of its capabilities
- Don't fight a fire in any other circumstance. Leave the premises immediately, close
   the area and call 9-1-1 from a neighbor's house.
 

Where should I install my fire extinguisher?

Extinguishers should be installed in plain view, above the reach of children, near an escape route, and away from stoves and heating appliances.

 

NOTE: The links provided below offer content about fire prevention and safety. These links were found to be helpful and informative at the time they were posted here.

 

Always remember in an Emergency DIAL 911. 

 

 


Check this section of our website each & every time you visit us to keep up with the latest news from the Department & District as well as website updates.

Filled with helpful links and information of fire safety and preventions tips. There are games for the kids and downloadable educational flyers.

Visit our Multimedia Gallery to see us in action, training, at incidents and marching proudly in pardes. There are also interesting links to more multimedia.

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