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Fire Safety Tips
Bullet Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and car. Read the directions and know how to use them.
Bullet Dial 911 or the local emergency number before attempting to attack the fire yourself, no matter how small the fire seems.
Bullet Remember that lives are much more valuable than property. If you're out of thebuilding, STAY OUTSIDE!
Bullet Don't smoke in bed.
Bullet Don't leave your cigarettes or other lit smoking materials unattended.
Bullet Remember that smoke, heat and toxic gases from fires can kill you long before flames get to your part of the structure. KEEP LOW when evacuating.

 

 
 
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Fire Safety Around The House
Bullet Set up evacuation drills in your home; practice evacuating your house, and meeting at the designated point outside.
Bullet Get out of your house if you have a fire - call 911 or the local emergency number from your neighbor's house.
Bullet Replace frayed or cracked electrical wiring.
Bullet Don't run electric power cords under rugs.
  Keep ashtrays away from curtains, upholstered furniture, and other combustibles.
 
In The Kitchen
Bullet All electrical appliances and tools should have a testing agency label: Uderwriters Laboratory (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM).
Bullet Have appliances repaired if they aren't working right.
Bullet Don't overload the outlets.
Bullet Don't store things over the stove. People get burned reaching.
Bullet Don't leave food unattended on the stove.
Bullet Keep dangling clothing away from burners.
Bullet Turn handles on pots and pans so that they can't be knocked off the stove accidentally.
Bullet Keep appliances clean and free of grease and crumbs.
Bullet Make sure your stove is turned off and small appliances unplugged before leaving the house or going to bed.
Bullet Never "Barbecue" or grill indoors on a smoker or barbecue grill. These devices are intended for outdoor use only.
Bullet Make sure that everything you put in the dishwasher is safe for dishwasher use - plastic can burn from contacting the heating element.
Bullet Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
   
In The Living Room
Bullet Use large ashtrays.
Bullet Before going to bed, check for burning cigarettes around furniture.
Bullet Keep lighters and matches where small children won't find them.
Bullet Use a metal fireplace screen. Check and clean fireplace and chimney regularly.
Bullet Keep portable heaters away from combustible materials.
 
In The Bedroom
Bullet Have smoke detectors in each bedroom and one in the hall.
Bullet Have two escape routes from each bedroom.
Bullet Don't smoke in bed.
 
 
In the basement, garage, and utility areas
Bullet Store gasoline and other flammables in the proper container.
Bullet Do not use flammables near heat, flame, sparks or while smoking.
Bullet Have heating equipment checked yearly by a qualified technician.
Bullet Do not store anything near the furnace or any other heat source.
Bullet Find the cause of a blown fuse. Replace fuse with one of the correct size.
Bullet Properly discard any soiled cleaning rags or towels. Soiled material can spontaneously combust under certain conditions.
Bullet Clean your clothes dryer's filter between each load.
Bullet Pull your dryer out from the wall, and ensure that there isn't a dangerous buildup of lint behind the dryer or in the exhaust hose.
Bullet Plug electric space heaters directly into the wall socket, not into extension cords.
Bullet Place heaters where they will not be knocked over easily.
Bullet Unplug heaters when they are not being used.
Bullet Do not use heaters to dry clothing or other items.
   
Outside the Home
Bullet Keep your grill at least 30 feet from any structures.
Bullet Take a walk around your house, shed, garage and property. Repair or discard any unsafe items, and make sure you have any flammable materials stored safely.
   
In the Car
Bullet Don't fill your portable gasoline cans in your vehicle - remove the can from the vehicle.
Bullet When transporting portable gasoline cans, ensure that the container: is approved for gasoline storage, is sealed tightly, is not left in the vehicle for longer than absolutely necessary.
Bullet If you smell gasoline or suspect a gasoline leak, don't operate the car until the leak is repaired.
Bullet If you smell smoke or see flames, pull over well off the traveled roadway as soon as safely possible to do so.  Don't attempt to drive any further.
   
Away from Home
Bullet Take a smoke detector with you, in case your hotel/motel room doesn't have one installed.
Bullet Take a moment to note the evacuation route(s) and instructions before you settle in for the night.
 
For kids
Bullet Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
Bullet Teach your children never to play with matches, lighters, or fireworks.
Bullet Teach your children how to call 911 or the local emergency number, as well as their address and telephone number.
Bullet Teach your children the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" method to extinguish flames on themselves.
 


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