Fire Prevention Tips

Tips from the Chief

Read the Fire Safety Tips from the Chief (PDF) letter.

Fire Safety

The Hamden Department of Fire and Emergency Services advise the people of Hamden to follow the following safety measures mentioned by the Home Safety Council and the U.S. Fire Administration. These actions will reduce the chance of a fire to ignite in your home.

  1. Candles
  2. Cooking
  3. Family Safety
  4. Gas & Other Products
  5. Heating
  6. Smoking

Helpful Tips

Follow these tips for candle burning safety:

  • Candle holders should always be stable and be made from material that won't catch on fire, such as metal, glass, etc.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Children should not be allowed to keep candles or incense in their rooms.
  • When adults leave the room, remember to blow out candles.