The following information is provided to help Baker County residents prevent serious and potentially deadly fires.
In Oregon, most fires occur in residential settings, as do most fire-related deaths and injuries. In 2003 there were 3,808 house fires in Oregon, causing $68 million dollars of damage, injuring 159 people, and killing 21.
The best way to protect yourself from a house fire is to be actively involved in preparing for you and your families safety.
Here are some tips to prepare for and prevent a fire in your home:
-Put a smoke detector in every sleeping area and every floor of your house.
-Check the batteries of your smoke detector at least twice a year.
-Teach children what to do in response to a fire. Have an exit plan and a meeting spot for after your family is out of the house.
-Keep your house and yard free of combustable clutter.
-Keep flammable items away from heat sources.
-Have your address clearly marked and visible at night so emergency services can easily locate you.
3410 K Street
Phone: (541) 523-8200
Fax: (541) 523-8201