Portfolio Category: Fire and Life Safety

Smoke Detectors: installation and care

We at Goose Creek Rural Fire Department are committed to making our community a safer place. That is why we offer free of charge smoke detector installation and testing. Our job is to make sure you as a resident have all of your fire safety needs met. See what the NFPA has to say about…
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Residential Fire Safety

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.  Home fires can be prevented! To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no…
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Fire Safety in the Workplace

Workplace Fire Safety The department has two goals when it comes to maintaining a safe place to work. First we want everyone to be able to work in a safe environment and second, we want business to stay in business. We address fire safety problems with businesses and commercials establishments through our inspection program. While…
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Have a Plan. Be Prepared

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the…
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Electrical Safety

Electrical failure or malfunction is a leading cause of home fires year after year. Knowledge and awareness are the keys to protecting your family from these fires. Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Others, such as…
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