Headquarters | Station 38
7061 Mt. Aukum Rd.
Somerset, CA
P.O. Box 128

Office: (530) 620-4444

Office Hours:
Tues. – Thurs.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Closed Holidays

Home Fire Saftey Tips

  • Smoke Detector Safety:
    • Install a smoke detector on every floor and inside each bedroom of your home.
    • Test & clean your smoke detectors monthly.
    • Change batteries at least once a year.
    • Prepare & practice an escape plan.

  • Wood Stoves & Fireplaces:
    • Use only seasoned wood—never green wood, artificial logs or trash.
    • Always use protective screen.
    • Clean interior of fireplaces & chimneys annually. 

  • Portable Heaters:
    • Keep portable heaters & space heaters at least 3-feet away from anything that can burn.
    • Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed.
    • Use heaters only in well-ventilated rooms.
    • Keep children and pets away from heaters.
    • Place heaters where they will not be knocked over easily. 

  • Roof:
    • Remove dead branches overhanging roof.
    • Clean dead leaves from roof and rain gutters.
    • Cover chimney outlet with a spark arrestor.

  • Cooking Safety:
    • Never leave food unattended on the stove.
    • Keep dangling clothing away from burners.
    • Keep appliances clean & free of grease and crumbs.
    • Keep combustibles away from cooking areas.
    • Turn pot handles inward on stove where you can’t bump them and children can’t grab them. 

  • Children & Fire Safety:
    • Keep lighters and matches away from children.
    • Teach them how to call emergency assistance.
    • Use safety plugs in electrical outlets.
    • If you see smoke or fire, call 911 immediately!