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FIRE SAFETY



Fire Safety begins at home. Every family should know the basics of how to prevent fires at home and what to do in case there is a fire. So, invest a few minutes and learn how to BE SAFE!
 

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There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home, school, or work from a FIRE! Below you will find a list of information that will help you to become more fire safe wherever you are. Also a list of information of things to do if you do have a fire, to get out alive.


Fire Safety Information

Have at least one operating smoke detector.

Have an escape plan that includes:

  1. Two different ways out.

  2. Someone assigned to help those that need help getting out.

  3. Someone assigned to call 911.

  4. A meeting place for everyone once they get out.

Practice fire drills regularly using your escape plan.

Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.

Have a working fire extinguisher.

Smokers always use a proper ash tray.

Be careful while cooking and remember:

  1. Never leave cooking unattended.

  2. Wear clothes with short, roll-up, or tight-fitting sleeves.

  3. For each pot or pan you use, have its lid out to cover it.

  4. Keep the cooking areas clear of combustibles.

  5. Turn pot and pan handles inward on the stove so they can't be bumped.

  6. Keep small children away from the cooking area while in use.

Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn.

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Use electricity safely and remember:

  1. Avoid using extension cords where possible.

  2. Never run extension cords under rugs or carpet.

  3. Replace any frayed or cracked extension cords.

  4. Don't tamper with your fuse box or use improper-size fuses.

If any electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, and don't use it until checked or repaired.

Have your chimney cleaned regularly to prevent chimney fires.

If you have a fire in your fireplace, always close the screen or doors.

Always empty your fireplace ashes in a metal container, and set them away from the house or anything that will burn.

THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE A FIRE!

GET OUT of the House or building and STAY OUT!

Crawl low under the smoke.

Feel doors with the back of your hand for heat, before opening.

Open doors slowly and be ready to close them if heat or fire is outside them.

Once out of the house or building, DON'T GO BACK IN FOR ANY REASON!

Once outside go to a phone and call 911 to report the fire.

If your clothes catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL until the fire goes out and cover your face with your hands.

Close any doors you safely can as you are leaving the house or building.

Provide any helpful information to the Fire Department you can:

  1. Where the fire is located in the house or building.

  2. If anyone is still in the house or building and where they might be located.

  3. Any hazards that might be in the house or building.

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Fire Contacts

Phone: (810)
762-7336
Fax: (810)
762-7340


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