Education and Information

​​​​​​The Collin County Fire Marshal's Office has Fire Education programs and Public Information on fire safety, weather safety and much, much more information available to the businesses, schools and citizens in our County. We encourage you to visit these sites and pass on any information to family, friends and co-workers that you find helpful.

Fire Education

Among the many "hats" of our office, the hat that allows us the most fun at work is our "Fire Education Hat".

Not only is this the most enjoyable part of our job function, it is also probably the most important function that we can offer to the citizens in our County.

We have new fire education programs that are age specific and cover a wide range of both fire education and general safety topics.

If you're a business or school in Collin County

If you are a fire department in Collin County

  • and would like more information on any assistance we can provide regarding your Fire Education Programs, please contact our office.

Don't forget to check our web site for updates on our programs and remember, October is Fire Prevention Month, so plan ahead.

Just For Parents

At the Collin County Fire Marshal's Office, we felt it necessary to create a section "Just For Parents" to help them help their family be safer. We know that the safety of your family is very important to you and anything that our office can do to help you is important to us.

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We welcome any input you may have regarding this part of our web site and we will do our best to keep it updated for you.

If you have any questions after visiting this page or the rest of our site please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Home Fire Safety

Many people in rural areas live in mobile homes. Newer mobile or manufactured homes have many updated improved safety elements. However, extra caution should be taken with older mobile or manufactured homes. You'll find that many of the tips below are applicable to every type of single family or multiple family dwelling. These are good tips for all of us.

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Fire Extinguishers

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Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep.  

  1. Most fires start small and can be brought under control easily within the first 2 minutes.
  2. The fire extinguisher must be UL labeled. The higher rating number on an A or B extinguisher, the more fire it can put out.
  3. If the fire starts to spread or enters your escape path, get out and call 911.
  4. Recharge extinguishers after each use.
  5. Pull the pin. (some extinguishers may require releasing a lock latch, pressing a puncture lever or other motion)
  6. Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle or horn at the base of the fire.
  7. Squeeze the handle. This releases the extinguishing agent.
  8. Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it is out. Watch the fire in case it relights.

Fire Extinguishers Video

Smoke Detectors

Having a least one properly installed and working smoke detector can reduce the risk of fire fatalities and burn injuries.

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Smoke Detectors - Request free smoke detector installation from American Red Cross

Electrical Safety

Every year electrical shocks and fires cause hundreds of deaths. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read these safety tips. You never know what you may have forgotten or overlooked.

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Summer Safety

Summer can be a lot of fun. Most of us spend a great deal of time outdoors doing yard work and barbecuing. We also take vacations and go camping. While having all of this fun, remember to practice fire safety so that your summer memories stay happy.

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Winter Safety

Each year in the United States, 240,000 home fires happen during the winter.

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