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Fire Department

Fire Safety

Home Fire Safety

The Winter Haven Fire Department cannot emphasis the importance of home Fire Safety enough.  More people die in home fires every year then in any other fire environment including commercial fires.  Please make sure you always have a working smoke detector in your home,

  • About 70% of civilian fire fatalities occur in residential structures.
  • About half of the civilian fire fatalities occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., when most residents are sleeping.
  • More than half of the fire deaths (55%) occurred in bedrooms even though only about 7% of the fires started in the bedroom.
  • On average, 9 people everyday die due to fire in the United States.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries and is tied for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading factor contributing to these fires. Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
  • More than half of all cooking fire injuries occurred when people tried to fight the fire themselves.  (NFPA)

Below are links to any information you need on Fire Safety in the Home.

Post-Fire Check List

Vacation Fire Safety

Video Safety Training

Outdoor and Recreational Fires

  • The City Of Winter Haven along with the Fire Marshall’s Office has a no burn policy in the city.
  • Due to the complete lack of rain the dangers of fire spread are extremely high.
  • Use extreme caution with tobacco products along with any other heat source including tractor/mower/vehicle mufflers in dry brush.
  • The below picture shows Active Wildfires, April 27th.