Safety & Prevention is the process of changing people's attitudes and behavior related to safety. Most fires and injuries can be prevented with changed behavior. Think about how many fires and injuries are due to a person's behavior:
- Food left on the stove.
- Ashes placed in a combustible container.
- Riding a bike or skating without a helmet.
- Not wearing a seat belt when riding in a car.
- Matches left on the table within reach of a young child.
These incidents are due to careless or inappropriate human behavior.
Safety & Prevention seeks to change a person's attitude about his or her personal safety and wellness, resulting in changed behavior. Safety & Prevention uses many methods to achieve its goal, including presentations at schools, programs at community events, news stories, and public service announcements.
The Clark County Fire District 5 Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for providing the public with information and resources to prevent not only fires, but also to reduce or prevent injuries and death from causes unrelated to fire. Each year our firefighters are dispatched to more emergency medical services calls for unintentional injuries than for actual fire related emergencies.