Home Safety & Fire Prevention

The key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is being prepared. Everyone in your household should understand what risks there are in your home and what to do to minimize them.

Practice Fire Safety
Learning and practicing home fire safety can save your life. Access all of our home fire safety resources below.
  1. Apartment Safety

    Find step by step instructions on what you need to do in case there is a fire in your apartment building.

  2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    Learn about the importance of having a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

  3. Electrical Safety

    Find a list for how electrical fires get started and the precautions you can take to avoid a fire.

  4. Fire Extinguishers

    A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives.

  5. Fireworks Safety

    Find the rules for using fireworks in the City limits of Lafayette.

  6. Home Emergency Plans

    Make a fire escape plan and practice the safe ways to get out of the house if there is a fire.

  7. Holiday Safety

    Learn about turkey fryer safety, Christmas tree safety, winter holiday safety, and Halloween safety.

  8. Seasonal Safety

    Home heating comes from a multitude of sources. Often times residents will supplement their main heating system with alternative heat sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves, and portable fuel or electric heaters.

  9. Heating Season Safety

    prepare for and maintain a safe home during the heating season. Heater and fire place safety tips.