Spring Fire Safety


4/11/2014

As good weather arrives, spring is a good time to do a fire safety check around the home. Chief Gerald Reardon and the Cambridge Fire Department encourage all residents to spend some time checking their home’s fire safety. Spring-cleaning is a perfect opportunity to remove items, which may pose a fire hazard.

(The City of Cambridge is having a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the parking lot on Field Street.  To see a map of the location and discover what is and isn't accepted, visit Public Works' site at: Hazardous Waste Collection Day.)

Among the things to look for/do in and around your home to make it safer:

Discard old containers of paint and or solvents

Remove needless combustibles from basements especially around heating equipment.

Have heating equipment serviced by a professional at least once per year.

Limit use of electrical extension cords.

Now that clocks have been changed, make sure you change the batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Consider replacing battery powered smoke detectors with a hard-wired system.

 

Reminder: Open burning and open air fires are prohibited in the City of Cambridge per the Open Air Fire Regulation. (This does not apply to girlls for use in outdoor cooking.  Visit Grill/Chiminea Use Regulation for more on that.)