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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

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