Islip Fire Department
 

The Beureau of Fire Prevention is dedicated to the safety of the residents of the Islip Fire District. They work diligently within the community teaching fire safety during community events as well as within the Islip Public Schools.

Chairman P. Bruce Daly
Co-Chairman Thomas Leggio

IMPORTANT FIRE SAFETY TIPS

If we cant find you we cant help you Make sure your house number is well lit and visible from the street. This will help emergency responders to find you in the event of an emergency. When it is dark out, if it is safe to do so please turn on your outside lights to illuminate your home for emergency responders.

Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your homes! Remember only working smoke detectors save lives, please change your batteries EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!

Make a fire escape plan for your family. Find two exits out of every room. Pick a meeting place outside. Practice makes perfect – hold a family fire drill at least twice each year.

Teach every family member to “Stop, Drop, Roll and Cool” if clothes catch fire by dropping immediately to the ground, crossing hands over your chest and rolling over and over or back and forth to put out the flames. Cool the burned area with cool water and seek medical attention for serious burns.

Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher.

Keep matches and lighters away from the reach of children

Always stay in the kitchen while cooking.

Keep things that can burn, such as dishtowels, paper or plastic bags, and curtains at least three feet away from the range top.

Before cooking, roll up sleeves and use oven mitts. Loose-fitting clothes can touch a hot burner and catch on fire.

Always stay by the grill when cooking. Your grill may stay hot for a long time. Keep children and pets away.

Keep grills at least ten feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes.

Have a service person inspect chimneys, fireplaces, wood and coal stoves and central furnaces once a year. Have them cleaned when necessary.

Keep things that can burn away from your fireplace and keep a glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace

Creosote logs can be used to help reduce the build-up of creosote in fireplaces. Check labels to make sure the log has been tested and approved by UL. Even if you use creosote logs, fireplaces should still be inspected by a professional each year.

Only light candles when an adult is in the room. Do not allow children to keep candles or incense in their rooms.

Always use stable, candle holders made of material that won’t catch fire, such as metal, glass, etc.

Never bring or use gasoline indoors. Use it as a motor fuel only. Store outside of the home and only in an APPROVED CONTAINER

POOL SAFETY

If you have a pool or spa, install a fence that goes all the way around it. The fence should close and latch by itself. It should be least five feet high.

Always keep gates closed and latched. Never prop a gate open.

When children are in or near the water, a grownup should watch them very carefully. Do not take your eyes off them.

Enroll non-swimmers in swimming lessons taught by a qualified instructor.

Never swim alone. Even adults should swim with a buddy.

Learn how you would save someone in trouble. Learn First Aid and CPR. Make sure that anyone who cares for your children learns CPR

Teach children the “rules of the pool.” Remind them often.

Keep spas and hot tubs covered and locked when not in use.

Completely remove pool and spa covers before anyone gets in.

Stay out of the pool during severe weather and thunderstorms, especially if lightning is forecast or present.

If a child is missing, check the pool area first!