Fire Safety Tips
Rancho Mirage Fire Department Station 50 hosted an open house at their Fire House for chambers members and catered by The Slice and Maracas. SERVPRO of Palm Desert picked up some information at the station regarding fire safety.
Below are eight important fire safety tips from your Rancho Mirage Fire Department:
#1 Make sure your street number is visible from the street so that public safety personnel can quickly locate your property in case of emergency.
#2 Prevent landscaping from growing over and around fire hydrants. The time it takes to search for a fire hydrant could be critical!
#3 Turn off electrical, including ceiling fans, before leaving your residence for an extended period. Ceiling fan motors can overheat and cause fires if left on for extended periods.
#4 The sale, offering for sale, display, possession or discharge of fireworks by any person or entity within Rancho Mirage is prohibited.
#5 Do not store flammable items near a heat source, such as a hot water heater, as they can combust.
#6 Fire extinguishers should always be kept in the home and checked on an annual basis. Fire extinguishers are a requirement for businesses.
#7 Keep fresh batteries in your smoke detectors by replacing them twice a year. A good reminder is to change them when you set your clocks ahead/back for daylight saving time.
#8 Keep a wrench near your gas shut off valve at all times and consider turning off the gas when you leave your residence for an extended period.
SERVPRO of Palm Desert has served the Coachella Valley since 1967. Give us a call at SERVPRO of Palm Desert and we will help you in the event that there is a fire or flood in your home. We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.