Fire Safety

 

The Columbus Fire & Rescue stands ready to educate children, adults and seniors important fire safety and prevention measures. The programs are free of charge and are presented by officers and members as a part of an ongoing effort to save lives and property. In addition, we offer information on first aid and a number of other emergencies.

 

If you need to schedule a program, please contact us at (828) 894-3667.

 

Some of the most important things to remember are:

 

 

  • ​Have a plan for fire evacuation and practice at least once a month

 

  • Have at least one smoke detector and test it at least once a month

 

  • ​Have at least one fire extinguisher rated 2A10BC and check it monthly

 

  • ​Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children at all times

 

  • Exit immediately if a fire is out of control, then call 911 and do not re-enter under any circumstances

 

  • Be sure to have a First Aid Kit and an emergency preparedness plan

 

  • Teach children how and when to call 911 as soon as they are capable