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Home Fire Safety

  • Have an escape plan.
  • Know two different ways out of every room in the house.
  • Have someone assigned to help those that need help getting out.
  • Everyone should know how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • Have a meeting place for everyone once they get out.
  • Practice fire drills regularly using your escape plan.
  • GET OUT of the House and STAY OUT!
  • Crawl low under the smoke.
  • Feel doors with the back of your hand for heat, before opening.
  • Open doors slowly and be ready to close them if heat or fire is outside them.
  • Once out of the house or building, DON'T GO BACK IN FOR ANY REASON!
  • Once outside go to a phone and call 911 to report the fire.
  • If your clothes catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL until the fire goes out and cover your face with your hands.
  • Close any doors you safely can as you are leaving the house.
  • For each pot or pan you use, have its lid out to cover it.
  • Keep the cooking areas clear of combustibles.
  • Turn pot and pan handles inward on the stove so they can't be bumped.
  • Keep small children away from the cooking area while in use.
  • Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn.
  • Avoid using extension cords where possible.
  • Never run extension cords under rugs or carpet.
  • Replace any frayed or cracked extension cords.
  • If any electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, and don't use it until checked or repaired.