Please join the Manassas Park Fire Department in preventing fires by being safety conscious. Enlist the help of your family and co-workers to keep everyone “safety aware.” Learn and plan what you can do to prevent or control a life-threatening situation.
Below are tips, which we hope will assist you in this effort. Please do not hesitate to call us at 703-335-8845 for assistance. Together we can make Manassas Park a safer community.
Common Causes of Fires
- Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries.
- Smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths.
Fire Prevention Tips
Courtesy Home Fire Inspections
The Fire Marshal will conduct home fire inspections upon request.
Pre-Plans and Walk-Thru’s
The Department conducts ongoing pre-plans and walk-thru’s of business and high occupancy residential buildings to prepare themselves in the case of an emergency at that location. Especially with businesses changing frequently, or upgrades being done on buildings, it is important that the Fire Department stays on top of these improvements to better serve and protect during emergencies.
Fire Prevention Month
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October is Fire Prevention Month. Our crew visit the schools and daycare centers throughout Manassas Park to talk about fire prevention and safety. We allow the children to climb on the apparatus, watch a firefighter dress in his/her protective gear one piece at a time, and there’s a lot of Stopping, Dropping, Covering your Face and Rolling!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.
As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date