Thanksgiving Safety

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. However events in the kitchen can cause heartache as unattended cooking fires are by far the leading factor in home fires and Thanksgiving is the peak day for home …

Halloween Safety

Planning ahead can help make this Halloween a fire-safe holiday.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department suggests taking simple fire safety precautions, like making sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant.

During the five-year-period of 2006-2010, the National Fire …

Firework use, restrictions and sales

Fireworks may only be discharged in Salt Lake City on the following days:
July 2 through July 5 — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (until Midnight on July 4th)
July 22 through July 25 — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (until Midnight on July …

Grilling Safety

xWith June and July being the most popular months for barbecue grilling, the Salt Lake City Fire Department reminds everyone to remember that mistakes can make your summer barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

According to the National Fire …

Adopt a Hydrant this Winter

Do you have a fire hydrant outside your home or business?

If so, consider how important that source of water may become if your residence or business was subjected to a fire.

Now ask yourself, “What if that fire hydrant could …

Babysitter Fire Safety

Babysitting is a great way for teenagers to earn extra money, but it is also an important responsibility.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department encourages all babysitters to be prepared to act if an emergency situation arises on their watch. …

Space Heaters

While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they cause 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to a report released in 2011 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Heating equipment continues to be the …

Fireplace Safety

If you plan on using a fireplace or wood-burning stove, the Salt Lake City Fire Department reminds you that you should have your fireplace checked and maintained every year before use.

You can do some of the needed maintenance, such …

Hands Only CPR

If you saw someone collapse, whould you know what to do to help?
Hands-only CPR is a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact. It is best used in emergencies when someone has seen another person suddenly collapse. The hands-only …