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Fireworks during the Fourth of July are a tradition, but more fires are reported on this day than on any other of the year in the United States. Fireworks cause nearly half of them.
Carbon Monoxide is known as the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this deadly gas.
Going to college is an exciting time for many students. For many, it's the first time away from home, and the new freedom needs a new level of responsibility. Take note of the following tips about fire safety and watch the video about the tragic loss of a beloved college student, Mara Gibbs.

Grilling Safety

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

Home Fire Checklist


Home Fire Safety

Fire safety information to keep your home and loved ones safe.
Each of us is exposed to a certain amount of radiation each day, most of which comes from natural sources such as radon. Radon accounts for the largest percentage -- more than half -- of radiation exposure that the average person in the United States receives.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives - 65% of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms that work or no smoke alarms at all. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke alarms are the single most important item to help you survive a fire.

Smoke Complaints

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What you can do if your neighbor's wood smoke is affecting your health? Talk to your neighbor first. State the problem, offer information about the impacts of wood smoke and ask for their cooperation. Submit a complaint to DEQ. You may call the DEQ Complaints Hotline at 1-888-997-7888.

Water Safety

After a fire, why does my house have broken windows and doors, and holes in the roof? Firefighting operations require these types of methods to remove the heat and smoke to enter the structure and put the fire out. This information will guide you with what to do after the fire is out.
The program is designed to enable residents to achieve a high level of protection against a wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire loss even as a sustainable ecosystem balance is maintained. In coordination with Portland Fire & Rescue, assessments are conducted upon the resident’s request.
Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but can bring some unexpected hazards. Learn about ways to keep yourself safe by choosing ways to avoid dangerous situations, and reduce the chance of a fire occurring where you live.

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