The following information is provided by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), FEMA, and NCDPS. The Lexington Fire Department wants to ensure that the knowledge about fire and other safety information is readily available to citizens. The Lexington Fire Department is dedicated to public safety. Click on the following links to find out more.
Smoke detectors are a critical asset to your safety and the safety of your family. Smoke spreads quickly in your home, these devices provide early warning and give extra time to escape. Here are some links about smoke detectors and fire prevention in your home.
- Smoke Detector Training Sheet- https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets/smokealarms.pdf
- Installing Smoke Detector- https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms/Installing-and-maintaining-smoke-alarms
Home Escape Plan
When a smoke detector sounds, there is a short amount of time to escape a fire. Prepare in advance and have a home escape plan to be ready to evacuate your home safely. Remember, shutting bedroom doors at night help to slow the spread of smoke and fire through your home. Here are some links on how to create a home escape plan.
- How to Make Home Escape Plan- https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Safety-in-the-home/Escape-planning
- Home Escape Grid- https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Files/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/FPW17/FPW17EscapePlanGrid.pdf
Having a fire extinguisher in your home can help you protect your property. However, remember fire extinguishers are for small fires only. If the fire extinguisher doesn’t immediately work, evacuate your home and call 911. Here is a link that explains fire extinguishers.
Move To The Right
If you see an emergency vehicle in your rear view mirror or hear the siren make sure to slow down and move to the right. The Move Over law took effect in 2002 and it helps to protect you and the emergency vehicles. Here is a link that provides information on the Move Over law.
Wear Your Seatbelt
The best way to protect yourself while you’re driving is to obey traffic laws and to buckle up. Here is a link to some information on why you should use your seat belt.
Car Seat Installation
We get many calls and questions about this topic, however we do not currently offer this service. The Davidson County Health Department does offer this service and is located at 915 Greensboro Street, Lexington, NC 27292. Contact Karen Villines at 336-242-2880 to setup an appointment for a car seat install.
It’s finally summer and everyone is headed to the pool, grilling, and preparing for summer events. Here is a link to some information on how to stay safe outside this summer.
Batteries power many of our devices including phones, laptops, and tablets. With modern technology these batteries store large amounts of power. When these batteries are charged improperly or are defective the can generate large amounts of heat and explode. Here is a link to some battery safety information.