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.
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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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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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