At Home Safety

  • The Close Before You Doze campaign was created to spread awareness to the fact that most home fires start when people are sleeping. Sleeping with a closed bedroom door can protect you and your loved ones from the harmful effects of fire and smoke inhalation, as that door serves as a barrier between you and the fire. 
  • Dryer fires can often be preventable with proper maintenance and by following manufacturer guidelines. 
  • Carbon Monoxide is an invisible killer. By knowing how to prevent CO poisoning, as well as knowing the signs and symptoms of it, you could be keeping you and your loved one from falling victim to CO. 
  • According to the National Fire Prevention Association, smoking is the leading cause of structure fire fatalities in the United States, and one of the top causes of residential fires. Please familiarize yourself with smoking hazards and safety tips. 
  • Time can be the difference between life and death. Ensure that first responders do not have to waste a single second looking for you by having your address number clearly visible from the street. 
  • Electrical malfunctions are one of top main causes of fires in the United States. By following some simple guidelines, you can reduce the risk of an electrical fire starting in your home or workplace. 
  • Lithium-Ion Battery fires are becoming more and more common. These batteries are found in many household items. Reduce the risk of fires from Lithium-Ion batteries by following manufacturer guidelines and taking these easy measures: 
  • Golf carts, E-Bikes, and E-Scooters are very popular modes of transportation here in our coastal town of Mount Pleasant. Although, these convenient modes of transportation are not without risk. Please reference the following documents for some fire safety, home safety, and street safety tips: