Fire Safety at your Worship Center
Help protect yourself when visiting your place of worship by viewing the Fire Safety at your Worship Center Brochure put together by the Norristown Fire Department
Free Smoke Detector Program
The fire marshal’s unit also operates a smoke detector program. Free smoke detectors are available through this program. Any Norristown resident needing a smoke detector is encouraged to call the hotline at (610) 270-2870. Remember to check the batteries in your detectors!
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fossil fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, oil and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment are possible sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles running in an attached garage could also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Because one cannot smell, see, or taste it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know it is there.
Where do I place my carbon monoxide detector?
Place a carbon monoxide detector near the sleeping area. A second detector should be located near the heating appliance. At least one CO detector should be battery powered.
What do I do when my CO detector goes into alarm?
Get out and call 911. Do not waste time opening windows, this could be deadly. It also allows firefighters to respond with sensitive equipment to trace the source.
What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
CO poisoning symptoms can mimic the flu. Headaches or feeling better when you leave your home are also possible symptoms
Fire Safety Checklist
Help protect yourself by downloading, printing, and completing the Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Checklist.
What To Do When the Firefighters Leave
The following is an informational document with common questions you may ask and actions you may need to take if a fire occurs at your residence:What To Do When the Firefighters Leave.
ReadyNotifyPA is a system that helps local officials in Southeastern Pennsylvania send emergency text alerts, notifications and updates to you quickly. ReadyNotifyPA can send these to your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or E-mail accounts.
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Power Outage Information
The following is an informational document from PECO Energy to show what they do, and what you can do to be ready for a power outage. PECO power outage information.
PECO Power Outage Information