The Fire Marshal’s Office works to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Borough residents, businesses, visitors and firefighters. The Fire Marshal’s duties include performing inspections, reviewing plans, investigations, public education, and more. The Fire Marshal also acts as a liaison with the Fire Company and other emergency services agencies. The office is always available to assist residents and business owners and answer questions.
Use this check list to check your home for fire safety. Developer – pull the document and upload form here.
The Fire Marshal’s Office offers free home safety checks to residents and can help residents should they need assistance changing the batteries in their smoke detectors. FREE smoke detectors are often available to residents who cannot afford them. For more information or to receive assistance contact the Fire Marshal’s Office: FireMarshal@westconsho.com or 610-828-9747 ext. 4
Smoke detectors are a key component of every home safety plan. While a smoke detector can’t prevent a fire, it can and does save lives. Smoke detectors provide a warning of fire which allows occupants time to escape.
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
- More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
- A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.
- Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area.
- Put alarms on every level of the home.
- Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
- Place smoke alarms on the ceiling or high on the wall. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for the best place for your alarm.
- Only qualified electricians should install hardwired smoke alarms.
If you need smoke alarms and cannot afford them the Fire Marshals Office will install battery-operated smoke alarms in your home at no cost. contact the Fire Marshal’s Office: FireMarshal@westconsho.com or 610-828-9747 ext. 4
Apartment fire safety
Candles, smoking materials, and medical oxygen
Fire safety checklist for homeowners and renters
Home fire protection and escape plans
Important ways to keep your home safe from fire
Outside fire safety
Protect everyone in your home from fire
Vehicle fire safety
The following websites provide additional information regarding fire and life safety compliance, best practices, tips, and techniques on how to stay safe and prevent fires:
- United States Fire Administration – www.usfa.fema.gov
- Consumer Products Safety Commission – www.cpsc.gov
- National Fire Protection Association – www.nfpa.org
- Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition – www.homefiresprinkler.org
- Underwriters Laboratories – www.ul.com
- National Institute of Standards and Technology – www.nist.gov
- International Code Council – www.iccsafe.org
- Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry – http://www.dli.pa.gov
- The Burn Foundation – www.burnfoundation.org
- National Safety Council – www.nsc.org
- Centers for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov