Fire Safety Tips
- Install Smoke Detectors
- Smoke detectors are your first line of defense in the event of a fire in your home. Install at least one battery operated smoke detector on each level of your home. Ensure that smoke detectors are also located within 10 feet of all bedrooms.
- Make an Emergency Escape Plan
- Walk through your home and find all possible exits. Determine two ways to exit each room; ensure all members of your family are aware of these exits. Then choose a central location for everyone to meet outiside a safe distance away from the home.
- Practice You Escape Plan
- Statistic show that only 20% of all households have created and practiced an emergency escape plan. In the event of a fire every second is crucial. Practice your escape plan so that you can save valuable time in the event of an emergency.
- Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards
- Keep flammable and combustible materials away from furnaces and hot water heaters.
- Store gasoline only in approved containers and away from heat.
- Do not overload electrical outlets.
- Be sure that hair dryers, curling irons, and clothes irons are unplugged when not in use.
- Never run electrical cords under rugs.
- Clean lint out of the clothes dryer vent before each use.
- Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children
- Store propane containers outside
- Never leave your home with the stove lit or candles burning.
- NEVER smoke in bed
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