The Webster Fire Department offers station tours and fire safety education, educates students in our local school system, and participates in many community events throughout the year.
In an effort to promote fire safety we have added a Home Fire Saftey Inspection Program to ensure that our community practices fire safety to keep you and your family safe.
Because residential homes are not subject to the same requirements for regular fire safety inspections as commercial buildings, we have struggled with how to get fire prevention information to the residents in our community who are at a greater risk.
Did you know most fires start in kitchens, more than any other place in the home because we simply do not pay attention when we are cooking? And did you know that there are more deaths each year due to smoking inside the home? These are just some of the issues facing people each day. Here at Webster Fire Department, we want to reverse these trends, reduce injuries and deaths, and decrease the number of fires that will make our community a safer place to live!
The purpose of the home visit is to educate and protect our residents and their homes. We will have pre-determined criteria on a safety checklist with ordinary everyday hazards such as cooking, smoking, heating, etc. Home safety inspections will be conducted by our Fire Prevention Officer as a courtesy to you and your family.
A copy of the checklist will be left with the homeowner and a second copy will be returned to the Fire Prevention Office. The sole purpose of this checklist is to provide recommendations to the homeowner and it is completely free of charge. Finally, if smoke alarms are not present or not working, we will install one at no cost to the homeowner.
If you are interested in this free program please contact the Webster Fire Department at 281.316.3740 and ask for our Fire Prevention Officer, to schedule your Fire Safety Inspection. You may also submit a request online by clicking the link below.