Fire and Burn Prevention
Fire and burns are a leading cause of unintentional deaths for children under age of 15 in the state of Oregon. Between 2002-2006, 18 children in Oregon under the age of 15 died due to fires/burns and 192 were hospitalized. Working together with partner organizations around Oregon, fire awareness and education programs can help to stop fires before they start.
Safe Kids Facts and Research
Smoke Alarms – Ionization smoke alarms that are solely battery-operated shall be packaged with a 10-year battery. Ionization smoke alarms must include a “hush” mechanism allowing temporarily disengage the alarm for up to 15 minutes.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Prohibits transferring title to one and two family dwellings or multifamily housing that has carbon monoxide source unless dwelling or housing is equipped with carbon monoxide alarm.
Novelty Lighters - Prohibits the selling or distribution of novelty (toylike) lighters in Oregon. For more information on novelty lighters, please visit the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal.