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  • Icon After The Fire

    Recovering from a fire may take a long time and many of the things you have to do will be new to you. If you are not insured, your recovery from a fire loss most likely will be dependent upon your own resources...

    Icon Burn Emergencies

    General Information About Burns.  One of the most painful injuries that one can ever experience is a burn injury. When a burn occurs to the skin, nerve endings are damaged causing intense feelings of pain...

    Icon Calling the Fire Department

    Pasadena has an enhanced 9-1-1 system, called "Verdugo Dispatch". This means that the 9-1-1 operator (referred to as the "dispatcher") can identify through the system's computer, the phone number and address of the calling party. This assists in timely dispatching of police or fire units to the emergency scene...

    Icon Carbon Monoxide

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, deadly gas. It can kill you before you know it because you can't see it, taste it or smell it. At lower levels of exposure, it can cause health problems. Some people may be more vulnerable to CO poisoning such as fetuses, infants, children, senior citizens and those with heart or lung ...

    Icon CPR

    What Is CPR? It is the artificial method of circulating blood and oxygen through a body and attempting to keep the brain alive. CPR does work. When initiated within four minutes, the survival rate is 43 percent. When initiated within four to ...

    Icon Earthquake Preparedness

    An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the Earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the Earth's surface. This shaking can cause buildings and bridges to collapse; disrupt gas, electric, and phone service; and sometimes trigger landslides, avalanches, flash floods, fires, and huge, destructive ocean waves...

    Icon Electrical Devices and Appliances

    Each year the Pasadena Fire Department responds to a significant number of fires and medical emergencies caused by electrical malfunction. Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 people are killed and ...

    Icon Fire Drills

    Fires can happen anywhere. A fire in a large building creates an enormous risk to everyone. Other reasons for evacuating buildings include natural gas leaks, earthquakes, hazardous material spills and storms. Knowing what to do is the key to surviving a fire emergency. Conducting regular fire drills will give you the knowledge and ... 

    Icon Fire Extinguishers

    Everybody has seen fire extinguishers. Many people have them in their car, at home or at work. But not everyone understands them or knows how to work them. The Pasadena Fire Department would like for you to have a working knowledge of fire extinguishers. It could save your life or those whom you love...

    Icon Fire Hydrants

    Make sure fire hydrants have a three foot area clear of debris and obstructions. Firefighters may need to get to the hydrant for water supply. An obstruction of fencing, tree branches, bushes, weeds or brush may cause a delay as firefighters try to get water to extinguish a fire. Someone may be injured or killed because water is not available...

    Icon Fire Safety Checklist

    In All Areas Of Your Home. Cover all unused electrical outlets. Arrange electrical cords so they neither dangle loosely nor entangle with one another...

    Icon Fireplaces and Chimneys

     Did You Know That...a fireplace removes more heat from your house than it puts in?

    Icon Flammable Fabrics

    All fabrics will burn but some are more combustible than others. Untreated natural fibers such as cotton, linen and silk burn more readily than wool, which is more difficult to ignite and burns with a low flame velocity...

    Icon Flammable Substances

    Flammable and combustible products are used for a wide variety of purposes and are commonly found in the home. Gasoline is the most common, but there are other flammable and combustible liquids and gases used in...

    Icon Hazardous Vegetation Program

    Fire Prevention Partnership. A working partnership between property owners, their neighbors and the City of Pasadena is the best defense against disastrous fires...

    Icon Heating

    Smoke Detectors.  The most important step in home heating safety is checking your smoke detector to see if it is working to alert you in case of fire...

    Icon High Rise Fire Safety

    Several recent fires in high rise apartment buildings have awakened renewed interest in fire safety on the part of the public, and in particular, apartment dwellers themselves. For this reason, the Pasadena Fire Department has developed this guide for all high rise residents if a fire emergency should arise...

    Icon Holiday Fire Safety

    Fourth Of July. The Fourth of July traditionally presents the biggest fire danger to citizens and is the cause of a great number of ...

    Icon Home Fire Escape Plan

    Each family member must know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Unless a small fire can be easily controlled, it is recommended that fighting the fire be left to professional firefighters and that family members escape safely from the home...

    Icon Home Fire Hazards

    Every 15 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. A residential fire occurs every 66 seconds. There is one civilian fire death every 118 minutes. There is one civilian fire injury every 18 minutes...

    Icon Home Fire Safety Tips

     n All Areas Of Your Home. Cover all unused electrical outlets...

    Icon Matches and Lighters

    Fires, burns and property damage associated with children playing with matches are common events in the United States and a number of programs and procedures have been developed to try to control...

    Icon Public Safety Tips

    Child Booster Seats / Safety Seats, Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Kit,Fire Safety Checklist,High Rise Fire Safety...

    Icon Smoke

    We've all seen the movies where the hero enters a burning building to rescue someone. Flames are everywhere and there's not very much smoke. The hero storms from room to room, standing straight up and looks through the flames for the victim. He finds the victim easily enough, picks her up in his arms and runs out of the house... 

    Icon Smoke Detectors

    General Information About Smoke Detectors. Smoke detectors are devices that are mounted on the wall or ceiling and automatically sound a warning when they sense smoke or other products of combustion...

    Icon Swimming Pool Safety

    Drowning Fact Sheet. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages 14 and under. A temporary lapse in supervision is a common factor in most drownings and near-drownings. Child drownings...

    Icon Vacation Fire Safety Checklist

    If you're planning a vacation and your home will be empty, you can go away with a freer mind and less worry if you check your home before leaving. Check to make sure that all stoves and electrical appliances have been turned off or disconnected. Unplug all television sets and radios. Lightning storms or sudden electrical surges could...

    Icon Vial of Life

    The Pasadena Fire Department will be instituting a program called the "Vial of Life." Vial of Life is a program that was started a number of years ago by the American Heart Association and has great success, as a result...