More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires, and about 20,000 are injured. Many them might be alive today if they had only had the information they needed to avoid a disaster. Volusia County Fire Services and the U.S. Fire Administration offer lifesaving tips (see box at left) that could make a big difference for you and your community.
Community presentations and services
Volusia County Fire Services believes in keeping the community well informed about fire safety. We offer the following services:
- Extinguisher demonstrations and instructions on their use and capabilities
- Safety presentations at schools and day care centers
- Motor vehicle accident extrication demonstrations at public events
- Presentations to local homeowners associations regarding type and level of their neighborhood fire service
- Residential home safety surveys identifying potential safety hazards
- Blood pressure checks at shopping centers and health fairs
Fire safety publications
Wildfire hazard assessment guide
County Wildland/Urban Interface Wildfire Hazard Assessment Guide was created by the Nature Conservancy and the Volusia
County Fire Chiefs Association. This guide can be used to assess and rate the interface/intermix hazards in your area.
To order a copy of this guide on CD, please contact Becky Perryman at email@example.com.
Potentially defective fire
Central Sprinkler Company has announced a voluntary program to replace more than 35 million potentially defective fire sprinkler heads manufactured since 1976. These sprinkler heads could fail to operate in a fire and were installed nationwide in homes and businesses.For more information, visit http://www.SprinklerReplacement.com or call the Contractor and Industry Professional Hotline toll-free at 800-836-3928.