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Fire Safety
& Prevention

Fire Safety and prevention is everyone's responsibility. Below are some tips that can help protect you and your family.
Be kitchen smart
  • Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when cooking

  • Use oven mitts instead of pot holder to handle hot pans

  • Never leaving your cooking unattended, use timers to remind you that you have something on the stove

  • If a fire should start, slide a lid over it and turn off the burner

  • Don't cook if you are drowsy from alcohol or medication


Smokers need
  • Large, deep ashtrays

  • Wet cigarette butts and ashes before emptying into trash

  • Never smoke when drowsy, lying down or in bed

Space heaters need space
  • Keep them at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn

  • Unplug heaters when you shut them off, leave home or go to bed

  • Purchase only those that have automatic shut off when tipped over

To give you early warning you need a Smoke Alarm 
  • Have them installed outside the sleeping areas on every level of your home

  • Test them at least once a month by pushing the test button

  • Make sure that everyone in the home can hear the alarm, even with the doors shut


Have an escape plan and practice it
  • Know two ways out of every room in your home

  • Make sure that you can open windows and doors easily

  • Keep a spare key near your doors to help you get out easier

  • Once outside call 9-1-1

  • Once outside, Stay Outside — do not go back inside


Know your abilities 
  • Plan your escape around your abilities

  • Have a telephone in your bedroom in case you are trapped by the fire

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