- Fire Station Tours - The Fire Department welcomes all Rialto schools, civic groups (Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.) to visit the fire stations. Our tours are given on Tuesdays only from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and anytime after 1:30 p.m. Station tours can be scheduled by calling (909) 820-2501. A two-week advance notice is required.
- Fire extinguisher training is offered to City of Rialto businesses.
- Weed abatement to control noxious weeds and debris is conducted twice a year; Spring Weed Abatement in May and Fall Weed Abatement in October. Please review weed abatement link below.
Fire Safety Tips
Holiday Cooking - The holidays are the time of year when we gather to enjoying food, family and friends. Unfortunately for many, the day brings a visit by their local fire department. To have a safe holiday cooking experience, it is important to remember to “keep your eye on what you fry…or boil”. Be on alert and keep these tips in mind this holiday cooking celebration:
•Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
•Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
If you have a cooking fire
•Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
•Call 9-1-1 after you leave.
•If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
•Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
Install Smoke Alarms - Working smoke alarms can alert you to a fire in your home even if you are sleeping. Install smoke alarms on every floor of your home and in each sleeping area including the basement. Test smoke alarms every month, and change the battery once a year. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
- Plan Your Escape From Fire - If a fire breaks out in your home, get out fast. Prepare for an emergency by sitting down with your family and agreeing on an escape plan. Be sure that everyone knows at least two unobstructed exits - doors and windows from every room. (If you live in an apartment building, do not include windows in your escape plan). Decide on a meeting place outside where everyone can meet after they escape. Have your entire household practice your escape plan twice a year.
- Keep An Eye On Smokers - Careless smoking is a leading cause of fire death in North America. Smoking in bed or when you are drowsy could be deadly. Provide smokers with non-tip ashtrays and soak butts with water before discarding them. Check under cushions and upholstered furniture for smoldering cigarettes.
- Cook Carefully - Never leave cooking unattended. Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles; wear clothes with short rolled-up or tight-fitting sleeves; turn pan handles inward on the stove so you can't bump them and children can't touch them. If grease catches fire in a pan, slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames and turn off the heat. Leave the lid on until cool.
- Give Space Heaters Space - Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Keep children and pets away from heaters, and leave heaters off when you leave home or go to bed.
- Matches and Lighters are Tools, Not Toys - In a child's hand, matches and lighters can be deadly. Use only childproof lighters and store all matches and lighters up high out of reach if children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Teach your children that matches and lighters are tools, not toys, and should be used only by adults.
- Cool A Burn - Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never put butter or lard on a burn. If the burned skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately. Never use ice.
- Use Electricity Safely - If an electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it, and then have it serviced before using it again. Never overload extension cords or run them under carpet.
- Crawl Low Under Smoke - During a fire, smoke and poisonous gases rise with heat. If you encounter smoke while you are escaping from a fire use your alternate escape route.
- Stop, Drop and Roll - If your clothes catch fire, don't run. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and roll over and over to smother the fire.
- Properly Install Security Bars - Burglar bars must be easily opened from the inside and have an approved quick release mechanism. The Building Official must approve all quick release devices in writing, and a building permit is required. Your home must have a working smoke alarm.
If you should have any questions please contact the Prevention office at (909) 820-2501 or by email email@example.com
Last Updated: 1/8/2013