Fire Safety and Injury Prevention
Fact Sheets and Brochures
Educating the public about fire safety and injury prevention is one of the Baltimore County Fire Department's most important missions. Information about these important issues is available through the Office of Safety Education by calling 410-887-3344.
Detailed information about a wide variety of fire safety issues is available through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For additional information about injury prevention, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Safety Council.
Fire and Home Safety
Review these precautions when it comes to fire and home safety.
- How to Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms
- About Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Using Portable Generators
- Home Evacuation Planning and Practice
- Preventing Cooking Fires
- Smoking Poses a Serious Fire Risk
- Home Heating, Including Supplemental Heating Devices
- Using Fire Extinguishers
- Using Chimineas and Outdoor Wood-burning Appliances
- Tips for Safe Grilling and Barbecuing
- Hidden Hazards in the Home (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) (PDF)
Holiday and Seasonal Safety
Holidays and the changing of the seasons can be such a joy, but remember that safety should always come first.
- Fireworks – What's Legal and What's Not
- Keeping Halloween Safe
- About Autumn Bonfires
- About Christmas Trees and other Winter Holiday Safety Issues
Learn how to exercise basic safety precautions when you go for a dip in the water or see waterways covered in ice. And always use caution when inclement weather strikes.
- Swimming Safely at Pools, Lakes and at the Beach
- Swimming In Reservoirs Is Illegal
- Stay Off the Ice!
- Turn Around, Don't Drown: What If You're Caught in a Flash Flood
- Lightning Safety
To help maintain safety on the roads, citizens should stay informed of traffic laws governing the behavior of both motorists and pedestrians.
Coloring Sheets (Fire Safety)
Children can learn important fire safety practices while coloring these drawings. The following are PDFs and will open in a new window.
- Never Hide, You Need to Go Outside
- In Case of Fire, Know Two Ways Out
- Stop, Drop, then Roll
- Firefighters Put Out Fires and Help Rescue People
- E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home)
Revised May 16, 2016