Safety Tips

Fire Safety Tips

The latest information on smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide, safety and escape planning is available from the the U.S. Fire Administration.


Setting off fireworks is unsafe and illegal in our community. For the safety of yourself and others, please refrain from using fireworks as a part of your holiday celebrations. On New Year’s Eve and July 4th, the NRH Police and Fire Departments will seize fireworks and issue citations to violators. The citation may carry a fine of up to $2,000.

Natural Gas

Whether or not you use natural gas at your home, there may be gas pipelines in your neighborhood. Therefore, it is important for all residents to know what to do if you suspect a gas leak. Natural gas in its raw state has no smell or color. Utility companies add a "rotten egg" odor to gas to make you aware when it is leaking. If you notice a “rotten egg” odor and suspect a natural gas leak in your home or outside LEAVE the area IMMEDIATELY and tell others to leave too. DO NOT turn any lights on or off, smoke, use a phone, open a garage door or operate any vehicle or equipment that could cause sparks. CALL 9-1-1 from a safe distance. DO NOT attempt to turn natural gas valves on or off. Additional safety information is available from Atmos Energy.

Call Before You Dig

Because gas pipelines, power lines and other utilities are buried underground, the NRH Fire Department reminds residents and contractors to call 811 to locate and mark buried utility lines before any work on your property begins. For more information, visit

Drowning Prevention & Swimming Pool Safety

The City of North Richland Hills has teamed up with community partners to create NRH Water Safety 365, an initiative to educate residents on simple steps they can take to prevent drowning. Please visit the NRHWS365 website for this important information.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 3,443 people died from unintentional drownings in the United States in 2007. Many of these drowning victims were children 14 and younger. The City of North Richland Hills inspects all public, apartment, motel, hotel, health club and community pools and spas to ensure compliance with health and safety codes. Private residential swimming pools are inspected at the time of construction.

Backyard swimming pools must be surrounded by a 6-foot tall fence with a self closing and latching gate. If you have a backyard pool, view our swimming pool information for a safety checklist. Additional safety tips are available from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The City also recommends that you and your family members learn CPR. CPR classes are offered once each month at the North Richland Hills Fire Administration Building. For more information about CPR classes, please see CPR Training page.

The NRH Centre offers Learn to Swim programs. To learn more, visit the aquatics web page or call the NRH Centre at 817-427-6600.

Home and Recreational Injury

Injuries at home and at play are not accidents. They can be prevented. The U.S. Center for Disease Control focuses on the science behind making people safe – working to prevent leading causes of injuries, including drowning, falls, fires, and poisoning. Home and recreation-related injuries affect people of all ages, from infants to older adults, and account for about a third of all injury-related emergency department visits. CDC works to ensure that all people have safe and healthy homes and places to play. Preventing unintentional injuries is a step toward ensuring that all Americans live to their full potential.

Wellness and Health

Current information on wellness and health conditions including heart attack and stroke can be found at the American Heart Association.