It’s Not Too Late to Add “Fire Safety” to Your 2024 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on 1-02-2024

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department has concluded the Holiday Wreath Program with a total of 7 residential fires from November 26th, 2023 to January 1st, 2024.

Adding fire safety to your New Year’s resolutions is something that everyone can do! Here are some fire safety tips to remember and practice throughout the year:

 Make sure you have working Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors installed in your home.

Plan and practice an escape plan with everyone in the home, including children and pets.

Keep matches and lighters up high, out of reach of children. Use child safety locks on cabinets.

Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn and turn them off when you leave the room or go to bed.

Cooking appliances, most commonly a stove or range, are the leading cause of home fires in the United States. Not surprisingly, they also rank number 1 for fire related injuries in the home. Almost all cooking fires can be prevented by following these simple safety measures:

Stay in the kitchen while cooking.

Use a timer to help remind you that you have something cooking.

If you have a small (grease) cooking fire on the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turn off the burner.

Advice to Remember: “When in Doubt, Get OUT”… and call 9-1-1.

City of Green Bay

Green Bay is a vibrant city located in the northeastern part of Wisconsin, situated on the beautiful shores of the Fox River and Green Bay. Our city is known for its rich history and strong community spirit.

The city of Green Bay was founded in 1834 and has since grown into a thriving urban center with a population of over 100,000 residents. We are home to numerous attractions, including the iconic Lambeau Field, which is the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers, and the National Railroad Museum, which showcases the history of the railroad industry.

Our city is also known for its outstanding parks and outdoor recreation opportunities, with over 50 parks and green spaces throughout the city, including the scenic Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and the beautiful Fox River Trail.

At the city of Green Bay, we are committed to providing excellent services to our residents, businesses, and visitors. We work hard to maintain a safe and welcoming community, and we strive to promote economic growth and prosperity.