Rural Fire Prevention Checklist: A Factsheet on Rural Fire Safety and Prevention

Self-reliance is the rule for fire safety for many people. A move from an urban center to a suburb or rural area requires you to rethink fire safety. If you live in an area where the local fire department is more than a few minutes away because of travel time or distance, or if you are outside the limits of the nearest town, be sure you know how to be self-reliant in a fire emergency.  You must be aware of special fire hazards near wooded areas.  You must also be aware that geographic location may create longer response times for fire and rescue services. If you live in the rural-urban interface, the point where homes meet combustible vegetation, you must increase your role to protect lives and property in your community beyond the city limits.

The Haworth Volunteer Fire Department and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourage you to use this fire safety checklist to help you protect yourself, your home and its surroundings from fire. Remember, fire safety is your personal responsibility... Fire Stops With You!

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