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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Call 911 in Case of Smoke or Fire


The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to know the importance of notifying emergency personnel when there is a fire. A quick response by your nearest fire stations can make the difference between losing and saving your home. Fire is FAST and HOT! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.

The most critical time in fire development is between ignition and the arrival of the emergency vehicles on the scene. Please remember the following if there is a fire:

  • If the alarm sounds…GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people, pets or valuables.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • If you are unable to escape, the best strategy is to have a CLOSED DOOR BETWEEN YOU AND THE FIRE until firefighters arrive.
  • CALL 911 from outside your home.
    • Know your location.
    • Stay calm and don’t hang up.
    • Make sure children know their address in case they have to call.

Remember, early notification can make all the difference – in case of smoke or fire call 911!

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