Fire Safety and Prevention

  1. Fire Safety and Prevention
  2. Fire Escape Plan
  3. Emergency Kit

3 G's of Fire Protection

  • Get a plan  
  • Get to safety
  • Get help

Ways to prevent a fire  

  • Don't smoke indoors
  • Don't leave candles unattended 
  • Don't leave your stove unattended 
  • Clean out the lint filter from your dryer
  • Secure wires
  • Limit open flame exposure

Fire Alarms

Even when you are careful, a fire can still happen. A smoke/fire alarm can help alert you of a fire. Place fire alarms in every level of your home, right outside rooms. If you sleep with your bedroom door closed, it is highly suggested to put a fire alarm in your room. Test fire alarms monthly and change the batteries every 10 months.

Fire extinguisher 

  • Get as many fire extinguishers as you can and place them around your home
  • Ensure everyone in your house can locate the fire extinguishers
  • Ensure everyone in your house knows how to use a fire extinguisher

During a Fire

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a piece of cloth to keep you from inhaling toxic smoke 
  • Choose the escape route that is safest, preferably without smoke and heat
  • Closing the doors on the way out will slow the spread of fire and give you more time to escape
  • If you can't find your pet, get out and let responders search your home
  • If your pet is still inside open as many doors as possible and call your pet to exit

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