Fire Safety

Spring Outdoor Safety

As the warmer weather approaches, you will likely be working outdoors. Some of the tools you will use pose serious hazards to you and others.

Follow these tips to finish your project without visiting us or the emergency room:

  • When fueling lawn equipment, be sure the equipment is off and cool and fuel the equipment outside. Only use approved fuel containers and store these containers in well ventilated outdoor storage areas.
  • Wear proper clothing for the task you are performing. Safety glasses and ear plugs are just as important.
  • When using ladders, be sure the ladder is properly placed and safe. Avoid overhead lines of any type, obstructions and tree branches.

Spring Fire Safety

As spring rolls in and winter moves out, we here at the Papillion Fire Department want to provide some spring safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a great time as the weather warms up. We continue to emphasize the importance of working smoke detectors in your residence. Here are some things you need to know about smoke detectors:

  • There should be at least 1 working detector on each level of your home. You can go one step further and have a smoke detector in each bedroom for added coverage.
  • Be sure to change the batteries in your smoke detector. Some newer detectors have batteries that are good for 10 years. If you have one of these models, don’t worry about a battery change.
  • Clean your smoke detector with a vacuum and soft brush attachment. Dust can build up and prevent your detector from working properly.
  • If your detector is more than 10 years old, it is most likely time to replace your unit. A smoke detector that is past its working life can have components that have weakened and prevent it from working properly.
  • If you have questions about your detector or would like us to install one for you, call us at 402-339-8617 to set a time for us to come out and install one for you.