Fire Prevention

Holiday Fire Safety Tips
The Pleasant Hill Fire Department reminds you December, January and February are the leading months for home fires and home fire deaths in the United States. A majority of these fires are preventable, if you follow these easy steps.

Heater Safety Tips
Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for one-third (33%) of home heating fires and four out of five (81%) of home heating fire deaths.
  • The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (28%) was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.
  • Placing things that can burn too close to heating equipment or placing heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding, was the leading factor contributing to ignition in fatal home heating fires and accounted for more than half (53%) of home heating fire deaths.
  • Half (50%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February.

The Pleasant Hill Fire Department advises you to protect yourself, your family and your home by following these heater safety tips.

Get The Facts About Fire Works
To store, sale, or use fireworks of any kind within the City of Pleasant Hill is illegal. Each year significant fires and injuries occur throughout the state from the use of illegal fireworks. Please do your part to keep the City of Pleasant Hill safe. If you should need additional information or assistance regarding illegal fireworks, you may contact the City of Pleasant Hill Fire Department at (515) 262-9360.

Fire Prevention Links
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