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Fire Safety

There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home, work or school from a fire.
The information below will help you become more fire safe and things to do if you have a fire, to get out alive and safe.
  • Have at least one operating smoke detector
  • Have an escape plan that includes:
    • Two different ways out.
    • Someone assigned to help those that need help getting out.
    • Someone assigned to call 911.
    • A meeting place for everyone once they get out.

  • Have house numbers large enough to be seen from the roadways, large reflective numbers are very good.
  • Practice fire drills regularly using your escape plan.
  • Keep matches and lights out of the reach of children.
  • Have a working fire extinguisher.
  • Smokers always use a proper ash tray.
  • Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn.
  • While cooking Remember:
    • Never leave cooking unattended.
    • Wear clothes with short, roll up, or tight-fitting sleeves.
    • For each pot or pan you use, have the its lid out to cover it.
    • Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles.
    • Turn pot and pan handles inward on the stove so they can not be bumped.
    • Keep small children away from cooking area while in use.

  • Avoid using extension cords where possible.
  • Never run extension cords under rugs or carpets.
  • Never tamper with your fuse box or use improper size fuses.
  • Have your chimney cleaned regularly.
  • If you use a fire place always close the screen doors.