United Communities
Fire Department

Emergency Preparedness

Some information related to being prepared for emergencies:


Fire Safety

General Points on Fire Safety—Some Do’s and Do Not’s

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ROUTINE FIRE SAFETY CHECKS

CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM TODAY!

GENERAL TIPS ON SMOKE ALARMS

There are two types of smoke alarm “Ionisation” and “Optical”

Ionisation smoke alarm – is the cheapest and most common type. It is very sensitive to small particles of smoke from ‘flaming’ fires like chip pans. It will detect this type of fire before the smoke gets too thick.

Optical smoke alarm – is more expensive, but more effective at detecting larger particles from ‘slow burning’ fires such as smoldering foam or PVC wiring.

How many smoke alarms do I need?:

Where do I fit them?

Know your Evacuation Plan!

Facts on Smoke Alarms: