Smoke Safer - Central County Fire & Rescue

Smoke Safer

Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire death in the United States, and many of these fires happen at home. If you smoke, make sure you are fire safe.






The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends following these safety tips if you smoke:

  • If you smoke, smoke outside
  • Never smoke in bed
  • Always be alert when smoking
  • If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet
  • Use a deep, sturdy ashtray and place it away from anything that can burn
  • Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily
  • Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out by dousing in water or sand
  • Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used

For more safety tips visit the NFPA website.