Huntington Beach Fire Department

Huntington Beach Fire Department

Welcome to Virtual Open House!

October is Fire Prevention Month!     The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 4th – 10th ) is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected.  The HBFD celebrates Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities across the United States.

This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!   The kitchen is the number one area where home fires begin, in fact fires started by cooking caused roughly 172,900 home structure fires per year nationwide. We’ve developed special content to help our residents prevent fires and injuries that start in the kitchen. 

We’ve also created a fun contest featuring Sparky for our younger residents.  The grand prizes include a fire engine drive by, a plush Sparky doll, and a coupon for a fire engine ride-along in the near future.

Thank you for joining the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s Virtual Open House.

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October is Fire Prevention Month!     The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 4th – 10th ) is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected.  The HBFD celebrates Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities across the United States.

This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!   The kitchen is the number one area where home fires begin, in fact fires started by cooking caused roughly 172,900 home structure fires per year nationwide. We’ve developed special content to help our residents prevent fires and injuries that start in the kitchen. 

We’ve also created a fun contest featuring Sparky for our younger residents.  The grand prizes include a fire engine drive by, a plush Sparky doll, and a coupon for a fire engine ride-along in the near future.

Thank you for joining the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s Virtual Open House.

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HEY KIDS!  Watch the videos posted on our social media and web site, and fill in the blank letters that MAY be presented somewhere in each video. Videos start on October 5 and run daily through October 10. Send in a picture (with or without your smiling face!) with all the letters filled in and you will be entered to win one of 5 engine drive‐by’s, coupon for a future ride, and a plush Sparky Doll.

CLICK THE IMAGE OR HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF

PARENTS: Take a photo of your child with the completed letters filled in and email to: HBprevention@gmail.com with child’s name, age, phone, and address (mail in option to HBFD, 2000 Main Street, HB, CA 92648).  Submissions must be received by 10/16/2020.  Winners will be contacted on or after 10/23/2020. 

Contestants must live, or have a direct family member, currently live in Huntington Beach. Submitted photos may be posted on Fire Department social media or web site and by submitting you agree to allowing the photo to be used for these purposes.

What would you do if something
caught on fire in your kitchen?

Kitchen Safety

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food.  If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remaining the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop
  • Keep the stovetop, oven and burners clean.
  • Keep a 3 foot kid-free zone around your cooking area.
  • If you have a cooking fire, when in doubt, just get out and call the fire department.
  • If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan.  Keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool.
  • NEVER PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE!
  • If a fire starts in the oven, turn off the oven and leave the door closed.  The oven should be checked and/or serviced before being used again.
  • To prevent cooking fires, you have to be alert.  You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
Water on Oil Fire

Smoke Alarms

When was the last time you
tested your smoke alarm?

Smoke Alarm Install
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Replace smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms.  When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
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