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Your Safety

Educating yourself and others about fire safety, injury & illness prevention, and disaster preparedness helps to keep everyone safe. The San Francisco Fire Department is committed to working with the community to provide a variety of prevention & preparedness trainings and resources.

We encourage you to learn more about your safety and to get involved!


Fire and Medical Emergencies

Reporting a Concern

  When to Call 911 (SFDEM)
  What to do in an Emergency (PDF)
  Medical Emergencies (What to do before the ambulance arrives)
  911 Tips for Limited-English Speaking Callers (PDF)

  Report a Fire Hazard or Safety Concern
  Arson Task Force Anonymous Tip Hotline
  Report a Leaking Hydrant


General Fire Safety Information

Holiday Fire Safety

  Home Fire Facts
  Home Fire Safety Checklist
  How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
  Fire Tips for Adults 
  Focus on Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms
  Updated Smoke Alarm Requirements (Sept 2014) (PDF)
  What to do if your Smoke Detector goes off (72hours.org)
  Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery 
  Arson Awareness Week

  Summer Safety Tips 
  Fireworks Safety 
  Thanksgiving - Peak Day for Cooking Fires 
  Winter/Holiday Fire Safety Tips
  Christmas Fire Safety [English] (PDF) 
  Christmas Fire Safety [Spanish] (PDF) 
  Christmas Fire Safety [Chinese] (PDF)
  Christmas Tree Fire Safety Regulations in Public Occupancies

Safety Information for Kids

Fire Safety Programs

  Fire Tips for Kids 
  Fire Safety Tips For Kids & Adults (PDF)
  Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention 
  SF Firefighters in Safety Education 
  Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel Fire Safety


Health and Life Safety Information

Training Opportunities

  Child Safety Seat Inspection
  New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements
  Carbon Monoxide Facts 
  Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
  Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Safety Information 
  Propane Safety for Gas Grills & Heaters 
  Prevent Utility Line Disruption: Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig 
  Proper Disposal of Expired Medications (Recology website)
  CPR and First Aid 
  Learn Easy CPR in 2 Steps (handsonlycpr.org)


Earthquake & Other Disaster Emergencies

Training Opportunities

  What to do if there is an Earthquake (72hours.org)
  Preparing for a Disaster (72hours.org)
  Communicable Disease Health Alerts (sfcdcp.com)
  Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)
  Community Preparedness Programs (SFCARD.org)

 The Red Guide to Recovery

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Last updated: 3/4/2015 11:10:39 AM