Public Education & Safety Information

One of the most important facets of the Fire Service is to reduce the number fatalities and injuries related to the inappropriate use of fire. Fire Safety is a life long education beginning with toddlers and extending to Seniors. Each stage of our lives brings different facets of fire safety from not playing with matches and lighters to recognizing fire dangers, planning a family fire evacuation plan, college and dorm room safety, seasonal event safety and many more.

Listed below are a few of the programs that involve education along with links to other website for more information and suggestions.

Campus Fire Safety

Every year college and university students experience a growing number of fire-related emergencies. There are several causes for these fires, however most are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention.

Please read and follow the information listed on the U.S. Fire Administration website to help reduce and prevent the loss of life and property in dormitory and university housing fires.

Smoke Detectors
Required by state law and by Nashua code (PDF) smoke detectors are required to be installed in every bedroom and at least on every level of your home. Just as important as having smoke detectors is the need to test them. If your home is equipped with batteries the Fire Marshals Office recommends that you replace the batteries and check the detectors when you change your clocks for Daylight savings time. Detectors should be tested at least once a month and occupants should be aware of the sound that it makes. Every family should also develop a Home Fire Escape Plan.

National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA-72) Fire Alarm System Testing
The National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72 (PDF) has outlined standards for fire alarm testing. Click the link above to review the standard.

Home Generator Safety Guidelines
The State of New Hampshire Fire Marshal offers Home Generator Safety tips in this informational video. See the video for more information.

Winter Safety Tips to Reduce Fire and Carbon Monoxide Injuries
February 19, 2014 - The State of New Hampshire Fire Marshal offers details on steps to take to help reduce Fire and Carbon Monoxide Injuries (PDF) in this article.

Bulletins & Press Releases