Check smoke detectors the first or last day of every month by testing them with a well-aimed poke from a broomstick. Change batteries when you turn your clocks forward or backward for daylight savings time.
Keep your stove company. Kitchen fires often occur when wandering cooks forget that they are cooking. When cooking, wear short or close-fitting sleeves to prevent clothing from catching fire. In the event of a cooking fire – PUT A LID ON IT!
Dial 9-1-1. In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1 be prepared to give your name, location, and the nature of your emergency
Prevent kitchen fires. Most home fires begin with cooking equipment. When in the kitchen, remember to:
Install smoke detectors
Every home should have a fire extinguisher
If you have a fire, ALWAYS CALL 911 FIRST and then proceed as follows to operate an extinguisher, using the P.A.S.S. system:
Keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames appear to be out. Watch the fire area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat the process.
Family escape plan
Have an escape plan and have everyone in the family practice the plan:
Give space heaters space
Keep electric or any type of portable space heater at least 3-feet from everything, including you! Just brushing against one could set your clothing on fire. Space heaters need space!
Prevent clothes dryer fires
The National Fire Protection Association reports approximately 14,100 fires per year that are caused by improperly venting a dryer or careless maintenance procedures. Tips for dryer safety:
Be smoker wary
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