Fire Safety



10 Prevention Tips For Fire Safety: Eliminating home fire hazards

 

1. Keep any eye on the stove top.



Stay in the kitchen when cooking food.  Always have a lid nearby to slide over a pan in case of fire.  Clean up food and grease from burners and the stove top.



2. Give space heathers space.



Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet away from anything than can burn.



3. Smokers need watchers.



Urge smokers to smoke outside.  Use sturdy, deep ashtrays and make sure cigarette butts and ashes are not hot before throwing them away.



4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach for children.

 

 

5. Look over electrical cords.

 

Check electrical cords  so that they are not pinched behind furniture, under rugs, or stretched.  Throw away and replace cords that are cracked or frayed, have broken plug, or have loose connections.



6. Be alert when using candles.

 

Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn and put them out when you leave the room or go to sleep.

 

7. Have a home fire escape plan.

 

Make a home fire escape plan and practice it as last twice a year so everyone knows what to do in a fire emergency.

 

8. Install and test smoke alarms.

 

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas.  Make sure everyone knows the sound of the alarm.  For the best protection install interconnected smoke alarms in each bedroom and throughout the home.  When one sounds, they all sound. Test them once a month and replace batteries when needed to keep them working correctly.



9. Get low and go.

 

If you must escape through smoke, get low and go to your exit.


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