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We also attend community events and neighborhood association meetings and talk and show many different presentations covering many topics about fire safety. Our doors are always open to the public but two special days a year one in the Spring and the Fall we have other local fire companies join us for our Open House where the public will get a chance to view our equipment and other companies and participate and view many events including fire prevention and car accident extrication demonstrations.
Cranston Heights is trying to improve everyday on our Fire Prevention Program if you would have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us using the form below or at:
Attention: Fire Prevention
Cranston Heights Fire Company
3306 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington DE, 19808
Fire Prevention WeekThe history of National Fire Prevention Week has it roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. Intending to observe the fire's anniversary with a more serious commemoration, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA), the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decided that the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. When President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week, October 4 - 10 1925, he noted that in the previous year some 15,000 lives were lost to fire in the United States.
Wake Up DelawareDelaware Fire Companies including Cranston Heights, take part in giving out smoke detectors and batteries twice a year. This coincides with the changing of the clocks with in your home. It also provides the reminder of when you change your clock, change your batteries.
The program began in 2001 after the result of 16 Delawareans deaths due to not having working smoke detectors within their home. Within your house hold on every floor including the basement should be equipped with smoke detectors because they save lives. This also includes inside of bedrooms and hallways. Finally test them at least once a month if not more and change the batteries two times a year. If you ever need smoke detectors, batteries or someone to install them visit your local fire company and we would be happy to assist you with providing theses life saving devices for FREE of cost.
Along with smoke detectors within your house your family should have an EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home) plan. This means to have at least two different ways to exit your home incase of a fire. It lets your prepare for the worst since most residential house hold fires occur in the middle of the night. To go with the EDITH plan, you should have a meeting place with your family. A meeting place is where all your family members would go in case of your house on fire. This makes our job much easier by having a confirmation that all of the occupants of the home are safe and outside. Once you have designated a meeting place practice with your family so you will always be prepared. By practicing this life saving event you can save not only your life but the lives of the ones you love.
What is carbon monoxide or CO?Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas, and is often referred to as the "silent killer". When inhaled, it inhibits the blood's capacity to transport oxygen throughout the body. It can poison the body quickly in high concentrations, or slowly over long periods of time.
"Each year, CO poisoning associated with using fuel-burning appliances kills about 200 people," said CPSC Chairman Ann Brown.