Friday, April 30, 2010

Arson Awareness Week May 2-8

The theme for this years National Arson Awareness Week (May 2-8), is Community Arson Prevention.  The Tacoma Fire Department would like to remind everyone to take the following precautions to help prevent the crime of Arson.  
  • Keep leaves, firewood, overgrown brush and shrubbery, and other combustibles away from buildings.
  • Keep doors and windows locked when a building is unoccupied.
  • Store all flammable liquids such as paints, gasoline, and aerosols in an approved storage location.
  • Also, keep flammable liquids away from heat sources such as furnaces and other types of heaters.
  • Report suspicious activity near houses or other buildings and support Neighborhood Watch programs.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach and sight of young children.
  • If you know or suspect that arson was committed, dial 911.
For additional information regarding this years efforts visit the United States Fire Administration.