MCFRS News Release

Holidays are Approaching - Are You Fire Safe?

Time to Check Home Heating Systems and Smoke Alarms

As cool temperatures embrace the Metro area, the men and women of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service offer some safety tips.  The fall season and the approaching winter months are typically the busiest time of the year for firefighters.  Cooking, home heating systems, heating equipment and associated electrical systems, as well as holiday decorations too close to a heat source continue to be significant factor in structural fires in Montgomery County.  Many of these fires can be prevented. The following fire safety tips and information can help you maintain a fire safe home and business this winter.


Lights and Candles

Other Related Tips


Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm, and be sure to check and clean it on a monthly basis.  Don’t stay home without one!