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Fire Safety Tips

General Fire Safety and Protection TipsFire Safety Tips
  • Make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. Draw a floor plan with at least two ways of escaping every room. Make a drawing for each floor. Dimensions do not need to be correct. Make sure the plan shows important details: stairs, hallways and windows that can be used as fire escape routes.
  • Test windows and doors—do they open easy enough? Are they wide enough. Or tall enough?
  • Choose a safe meeting place outside the house.
  • Practice alerting other members. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom.
Plan Ahead
  • Practice evacuating the building blindfolded. In a real fire situation, the amount of smoke generated by a fire most likely will make it difficult to see.
  • Practice staying low to the ground when escaping.
  • Feel all doors before opening them. If a door is hot, get out another way.
  • Learn to stop, drop to the ground, roll if clothes catch fire.
Additional Tips for Fire Safety
  • Install smoke detectors
    Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. Smoke detectors sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both smoldering and burning fires. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure.
  • Post emergency numbers near telephones.
    Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home.
  • After a fire emergency
    Give first aid where appropriate. Seriously injured victims should be transported to professional medical help immediately. Stay out of the damaged building. Return only when fire authorities say it is safe.
  • Make sure you have a safe fire escape method for all situations
    You may have installed a very expensive home security system. But if you cannot escape the burning structure you have a false level of confidence.
  • Smokers Need To Be Extra Careful
    Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire death.
  • Be Careful Cooking
    Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. Keep the handles of your pots turned inward so they do not over-hang the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan and smother the flames, then turn off the burner.
  • Matches and Lighters are Dangerous
    In the hands of a child, matches and lighters can be deadly! Store them where kids can't reach them, preferably in a locked area. Teach children that matches and lighters are "tools" and should only be used by adults.
  • Use Electricity Safely
    If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and don't overload extension cords. They should not be run under rugs. Never tamper with the fuse box or use the improper size fuse.
  • Cool a Burn
    If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound under cool water for 10 to 15 minutes. If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately!
  • Be Careful of Halogen Lights
    If you have halogen lights, make sure they are away from flammable drapes and low ceiling areas. Never leave them on when you leave your home or office.
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