Emergency Management

Fire Safety

The following information is provided to help Baker County residents prevent serious and potentially deadly fires.

In Oregon, most fires occur in residential settings, as do most fire-related deaths and injuries. In 2003 there were 3,808 house fires in Oregon, causing $68 million dollars of damage, injuring 159 people, and killing 21.

The best way to protect yourself from a house fire is to be actively involved in preparing for you and your families safety.

Here are some tips to prepare for and prevent a fire in your home:

    -Put a smoke detector in every sleeping area and every floor of your house.

    -Check the batteries of your smoke detector at least twice a year.

    -Teach children what to do in response to a fire. Have an exit plan and a meeting spot for after your family is out of the house.

    -Keep your house and yard free of combustable clutter.

    -Keep flammable items away from heat sources.

    -Have your address clearly marked and visible at night so emergency services can easily locate you.

Jason Yencopal
Baker County
2200 4th St
Phone: (541) 523-9669
Emergency: 911