In 1980 there were 1,232 fires in the City of Huntington Beach. By the year 2009, that number had been drastically reduced to 407. This dramatic decrease is due to a combination of fire safety education, a proactive approach to fire prevention, training, and improvements in fire protection technology. Fire Safety Programs, which are provided by the fire department, include:
The Huntington Beach Fire Department recommends the following websites for additional fire safety education information:
www.sparky.org - Sparky the Fire Dog's website featuring fun games and safety information.
www.riskwatch.org - Injury prevention curriculum for students and teachers.
www.homesafetycouncil.org - Website dedicated to preventing home-related injuries.
www.usfa.fema.gov - The U.S. Fire Administration works to reduce life & economic losses due to fire and other emergencies.
www.cpsc.gov - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from serious injury or death from consumer products.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.