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.