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Unfortunately, children are the ones who fall victims to fire due to lack of education. Please discuss these topics with your loved ones!
Devising A Plan • Draw a complete floor plan of your home. • Indicate all doors and windows. • Map out two escape routes from every room in your home. • Choose a safe meeting place outside the house where everyone knows they will
Meet in a fire emergency. • Practice your escape route twice a year. • Check your windows to see if they operate properly. • Purchase a chain ladder to exit from upper levels. • Get outside and stay outside!
In a fire emergency the best place to be is outside! Preventing Fires
Smoke Detectors • Place smoke detectors near bedrooms and on every floor. • Test the batteries monthly & replace them at least twice a year. • WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE THE BATTERY IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR • Place smoke detectors at least 4 to 6 inches away from corners.
Kitchen Fire Safety • Never leave cooking unattended. • Keep lose fitting clothing away from burners. • Keep cooking area clean and free of grease build up. • Keep items away from the stove that could catch fire, such as paper towels, cereal boxes, and dish towels. • Remember to turn stove off and unplug small appliances before leaving your home.
Safe Smoking Habits • Smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires in this country! • Never smoke in bed. • Keep ashtrays from upholstered furniture and curtains. • Never leave burning cigarettes unattended. • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
Alternative Heaters • Use heaters only in well ventilated areas. • Place heaters where they will not be knocked over easily. • Keep blankets, clothing, curtains, furniture and anything that could get hot and catch fire away from portable heaters. • Plug heaters directly into the wall socket and unplug them when they are not in use.
Wood Stoves And Fire Places • Always use a protective screen. • Clean interiors, hearths, and chimneys annually. • Never leave children unattended around any heating source!
Children And Fire Safety
• Teach children that fire fighters are their friends, and will help them in a fire emergency. • Keep matches and lighters away from children. • Make sure children know how to call for emergency assistance. • Teach children how to " Stop, Drop and Roll" if their clothes catch on fire.