The Cary Fire Department offers station tours and fire safety talks to citizens and visitors of the Town of Cary at no charge. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all ages.
Fire station tours can be scheduled by contacting the Fire Administration office at (919) 469-4056 to be connected to a fire station. To arrange a fire safety and prevention event, please contact the Public Education Specialist at (919) 460-4958.
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Having and maintaining fire extinguishers in your home and business are vital tools to protect yourself and your property when fires occur.
Fire extinguishers should be inspected monthly to insure they are operational. Most businesses contract with a fire extinguisher service company to perform these checks. Home extinguishers should have the pressure gauge at the top read monthly to ensure that the pressure is within the operational range.
If you have an extinguisher that is disposable and it has passed its expiration date or the pressure gauge is not within the operating range, dispose of the extinguisher and purchase a new one. If the extinguisher is rechargeable, you can contact a fire extinguisher service company to have the extinguisher recharged. The Fire Department does not recharge or dispose of fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are not considered hazardous materials and can be disposed of with your household waste.
Smoke Alarms/CO Detectors
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be installed on every level of the home, including the basement, and outside every separate sleeping area. Alarms should be tested once a month.
Replace batteries once a year or sooner if the alarm "chirps," warning that the battery is low. Plan fire drills so that everyone knows exactly what to do when the alarm sounds.