Valley Stream, New York

Fire Prevention
History of the Bureau of Fire Prevention

Serving the community since 1957.

Home Fire Safety Tips
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of suppression".
Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors saves lives...............

Home Fire Extinguishers
Portable home fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out small fires, or containing them until the fire department arrives, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.
Home Fire Escape Plans
Every household should have a fire escape plan. To be sure that everyone knows exactly what to do in a fire---you have to practice.
Kerosene and Space Heaters
The leading cause of kerosene heater fires is unsafe refueling.
Carbon Monoxide

"The colorless, oderless, tasteless gas that can kill."

Fire Safety For Your Business
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These simple precautions will go a long way towards preventing a fire from destroying your business.
Babysitters Fire Safety Tips
As the babysitter, you are responsible for the children in your care. Here are some important points you need to know if there's a fire emergency in the home where you babysit.
Candle Safety
Remember that a candle is an open flame. It can easily ignite any combustible nearby.
Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
Two of every three home heating fires in the United States in 1998, and three of every four related deaths, were attributed to supplemental heating equipment, according to a report released recently by NFPA.
Christmas Tree Safety

Fire never takes a holiday


After The Fire
A guide for homeowners to assist them after a fire.
Gasoline Safety

There has been a steady decline in the average number of gasoline fires in homes each year since 1980 when there were 15,000 fires.

Cooking Safety
Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
Propane Safety
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As of April 1, 2002, Overfilling Prevention Devices are required on all propane cylinders between 4 and 40 pounds propane capacity, per the 1998 edition of NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code. Cylinders of this size manufactured after September 30, 1998, were required to have an OPD. A typical gas grill cylinder holds about 20 pounds of propane.
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