Research shows California is one of the top 10 states with the most fatal home fires per capita. But now, California residents have a chance to help change behavior that could help to save lives in the event of a home fire.
San Francisco Fire Department’s (SFFD) enhanced Fire Prevention and Education team promotes fire safety through community outreach and education. This is an effort to engage the communities we serve with their local firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics.
As the holiday season gets into full swing, the use of lights and decorations is universal to just about everyone. Whether going all out or to display a simple string of lights, people need to take cautionary steps to avoid fire danger, according to Capt. Alec Balmy, a community outreach team leader for the SF Fire Department.