In 1980 there were 1,232 fires in the City of Huntington Beach. By the year 2009, that number had been drastically reduced to 407. This dramatic decrease is due to a combination of fire safety education, a proactive approach to fire prevention, training, and improvements in fire protection technology. Fire Safety Programs, which are provided by the fire department, include:
The Huntington Beach Fire Department recommends the following websites for additional fire safety education information:
www.sparky.org - Sparky the Fire Dog's website featuring fun games and safety information.
www.riskwatch.org - Injury prevention curriculum for students and teachers.
www.homesafetycouncil.org - Website dedicated to preventing home-related injuries.
www.usfa.fema.gov - The U.S. Fire Administration works to reduce life & economic losses due to fire and other emergencies.
www.cpsc.gov - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from serious injury or death from consumer products.
www.safehome.org/resources/fire-prevention-guide - Interesting guide on understanding fire prevention and safety.