Has responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
Has responsibility for the inspection of all buildings and premises, with the exception of residential dwelling units, accordance with the provisions of the Town of Brighton Fire Prevention Code.
Reviews plans for new construction and installation of fire protection equipment to assure fire and life safety regulations are met.
Investigates complaints received by the Office of the Fire Marshal; establishes and maintains comprehensive records of all business transacted such as complaints, inspections, investigations, notices served and permits written.
Confers with, answers questions for and provides direction to property owners, contractors, engineers, architects and others regarding fire protection requirements.
Assists with investigation of all fires involving injury or substantial loss of property.
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries immediately if needed. For more information check out our section on smoke alarm & carbon monoxide detector maintenance sections.
Check your fire extinguishers.
Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords, replace when necessary.
Ensure you have an emergency preparedness kit in case of incidents such as power outages and flooding.
Practice your family’s fire escape plan so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency
Windows should be checked to ensure they open and close properly, in case they are needed as an exit
Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents
Recycle: Get rid of old newspapers, magazines and junk mail. These items tend to pile up and can greatly contribute to the severity and spread of fire.
Check and clean filters above stove.
Pull refrigerator out and vacuum or dust the coils.
Make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street.
Maintain a clear 'fire zone' of 10' around structures.
Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances for animal nests and to ensure proper wiring.
Keep 100' of garden hose with an attached nozzle connected and ready for use.
Remove leaves and trash from carports and garages: Combustible materials are dangerous if they are exposed to heated automobile components, especially under the vehicle.
Clean up and properly store paints, pool and yard chemicals.
Check fuels containers for leaks and make sure they are properly stored.
Let power equipment sit for approximately 30 minutes before placing it inside to be sure there is no possibility of fire.
In 2012, there were an estimated 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 associated civilian deaths in the United States.