Home Safety

Code Red: Emergency Notification on Any Phone

The CodeRED and WeatherALERT systems give city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Such systems are only as good as the telephone database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called". The CodeRED system gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system’s telephone database. Individuals and businesses can link to the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page by clicking this CodeRED Link.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Home smoke detectors are an extremely important safety feature in your home. This video shows how to test your smoke detectors and ensure they are working properly.

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Fire Extinguishers

We suggest a 5lb. ABC extinguisher in or near kitchen, (1) in the garage, and (1) up stairs if two story house.

Emergency Escape Plan

One of the most important things to teach your family is how to get out of your home in a fire situation. Each home should develop an emergency escape plan. Once this plan is developed it is important to practice your emergency escape at least twice a year. The video on the right will help you develop your plan and better explain it’s importance to you and your family.

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Home Sprinklers

Statistics tell us that most Americans that die in fires die in their own homes. More than 2000 people die in fires each year in the United States. Because of this, the Celina City Council passed an ordinance that requires fire sprinklers to be installed in all new structures over 6000 square feet. This includes all one and two family homes. If you have any questions concerning residential fire sprinklers, call the Celina Fire Marshal at 972-382-2653.

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Preventing Kitchen Fires in your home

The kitchen is one of the most versatile rooms in your home. It is the hub where families congregate for holidays, spend time cooking meals together, and talk about daily life. Because of all this activity and the fixtures and appliances inside, the heart of the house can also be the most dangerous room in it. More than half of all house fires start in the kitchen.  

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