• To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

    Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.

  • The Bayville Fire Company hosts an open house each October to foster fire safety within the community. Come visit the firehouse...

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  • "Do I need a fire extinguisher?" Tips on how to decide which type of fire extinguisher you need. 

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  • Each year more than 15,000 people are seriously burned when their clothes catch on fire. Learn more to protect others and yourself in case you caught on fire.

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