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Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

Speak with the Fire Department
 
 
You should speak with someone about what you should do in case of a fire in our home. Your family, friends, the fire department or a social service agency should be able to assist in developing an escape plan you can practice. Practice with people who with or nearby you.

 
Suggestions
 
 
Live near an EXIT, if you live in an apartment you should try to occupy one on the ground floor. If you live in a two story home, arrange to sleep on the bottom floor. Have your telephone next to your bed.
 
Install smoke detectors and test them weekly. Change the batteries at least once a year. If your smoke detectors are 10 years old or more, they should be replaced with new ones.

 
Remember: Call 911 if you smell any smoke or see any fire. Don't wait.
 
If you are in need of any help or have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to call the Bogalusa Fire Department.