Home Safety Analysis

The Home Safety Analysis is part of the Southington Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction Program. The program was started in conjunction with the U.S. Fire Administration’s Vision 20/20 Project that promotes fire prevention. The program’s motto is ‘each home protected, makes our community safer.’ 

The program is a two-pronged approach at preventing home fires; home safety inspections and smoke/carbon monoxide alarm installation. This program is both free and voluntary.  The on-duty fire crew will walk through a resident’s home and discuss common home fire hazards found. They will also install battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and change the detector batteries. Inspections will be done on hard wired detectors and replacement of those type of detectors will need to be replaced by a licensed electrician.

For more fire safety information or to schedule an appointment for a home visit, please contact Fire Inspector Robert Hunt 860 621-3202 ext. 8140 or email the department at fire_department@southington.org.

Every three hours, someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire.  If a fire breaks out, you only have minutes to escape.  Is your family prepared?  The Southington Fire Department reminds you to install working smoke alarms on each floor, in hallways, living areas and inside all bedrooms. The sooner you hear an alarm, the more time your family has to escape. Check alarms regularly, replace them if they are more than ten years old, and develop and practice an escape plan with your family.

This program is made possible in part by from grants from the Vision 20/20 program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters, and donations from community organizations and town citizens.