Homes where medical oxygen is used need specific fire safety rules to keep people safe from fire and burns.
Portable medical oxygen in the home has grown over the past decade. Medical oxygen adds a higher percentage of oxygen to the air a patient uses to breathe. Fire needs oxygen to burn. If a fire should start in an oxygen-enriched area, the material burning will burn more quickly.
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Honolulu Fire Department
Sheldon K. HaoFire ChiefKahu Kinai Ahi
Jason SamalaDeputy Fire ChiefHope Kahu Kinai Ahi
636 South StreetHonolulu, HI 96813(808) 723-7139