Bureau of Fire Protection


Fire safety tips

A. At Home

  1. Put phone numbers of fire department near phone.
  2. Eliminate fire hazards through goods housekeeping. Dispose waste paper, rubbish, and other flammable materials regularly.
  3. Keep matches out of the children’s reach.
  4. Oil or gas lamps and candles should be placed away from curtains. Do not put them where the wind, children or pets may topple them. Put out the flame before going to bed.
  5. Do not keep flammable materials like gasoline, alcohol, and paint inside the house.
  6. Regularly check your electrical installations, and have all frayed wirings and electrical fixtures changed or repaired by a licensed electrician.
  7. Do not overload electrical circuits by putting additional lights and appliances.
  8. Blown fuses should not be replaced with coins, wires, or any metal.
  9. Never leave a lit cigarette/cigar/pipe unattended-it may fall on flammable materials which could start a fire.

B. Simple Home Prevention Measures

  1. Crush your cigarettes and cigar stubs thoroughly before discarding them. Provide yourselves with ashtray. Do not smoke in bed.
  2. Oil or gas and other native lamps should be place away from curtains and other objects that easily catch fire. Do not put them where the wind, children, cats or other moving beings may topple them. Put out the flame before going to bed.
  3. Do not store any flammable substance or any volatile liquid in the kitchen. Cover the flammable container tightly.
  4. Extinguish all live charcoals and embers or concentrate them in the middle of the stove after being through with kitchen chores. Make it a habit to inspect the kitchen before retiring. Most fires in the home occur at night.
  5. Keep matches and lighters away from reach of children.
  6. Clear the corners and nook of the house from rubbish, rags and other waste materials.
  7. Remove the accumulation of leaves in gutters and other parts of the roof and wood shaving and litters in the attic.
  8. Quantities of flammables, such as gasoline, oil benzene, naptha, alcohol, and other highly flammable materials should be kept in dwelling houses.
0 #1 Peter J Zizka 2018-03-12 20:37
My wife is a Filipina and is presently in Cebu for a period of time. My fire dept. is in South Carolina. We like to collect t-shirts from other places. Is it possible to purchase the t-shirts your department uses? My wife would pick them up. And if you wish, I can send some of ours for you.
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