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If you can't find it anywhere else, it's probably here!  These are other useful fire safety tips for you.   Please be safe!

IN AN EMERGENCY CALL

  • In case of fire go to your neighbor’s home to call.
  • Teach your children how to get emergency help.

FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS! 

  • Even sparklers, which burn as hot as 1200 degrees F (649 C), cause thousands of injuries to children each year.
  • Attend professional displays and leave fireworks to the technicians who are trained to use them.

PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRE

  • Create a safety zone around your home by clearing flammable vegetation.
  • Keep your roof clear of leaves and needles.
  • Discuss community fire safety with your neighbors.

USE ELECTRICITY SAFELY

  • Don’t overload extension cords or run them under rugs.
  • Replace any cord that is cracked or frayed. If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it and have it repaired by a professional.
  • Use the proper size fuses in your fuse box.

STORE ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF GASOLINE IN AN APPROVED SAFETY CONTAINER OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • Use it as a motor fuel only, not for cleaning.

ENJOY A SAFE HOLIDAY

  • Water your Christmas tree daily and be sure it is placed away from exits and heat sources.
  • Make sure holiday lights are labeled by an approved testing laboratory and in good condition.

CRAWL LOW UNDER SMOKE

  • If you encounter smoke on your way out of a fire, use your second way out instead.
  • If you must escape through smoke, crawl low under the smoke to your exit.

SECURITY BARS ON WINDOWS CAN TRAP YOU IN A FIRE

  • Use bars which have a quick release mechanism that everyone in the family can operate.

FIRE WON’T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE

  • Have an escape plan that includes two ways out of each room and a meeting place outside the home.
  • Practice it with the whole family at least twice a year.

STOP, DROP, AND ROLL

  • If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to smother the flames.

COOL A BURN

  • If someone gets burned, place the wound in cool water for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately. Set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees F (49 C) or below.

SPACE HEATERS NEED SPACE

  • Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet (1m) from anything that can burn.
  • Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed and keep children and pets well away from them.
  • Provide adequate ventilation.

WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES

  • Install them on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area.
  • Test them monthly and install new batteries.

MATCHES OR LIGHTERS CAN BE DEADLY IN THE HANDS OF A CHILD

  • Use child resistant lighters.
  • Store all matches and lighters up high, preferably in a locked cabinet.

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Last updated: 9/29/2006 9:11:57 AM