Straight Talk -
injury prevention and community outreach program, created to
affect the attitudes, knowledge and behavior of families in
our community and to reduce the incidence of preventable
Have at least one operating smoke detector.
Have an escape plan that includes:
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:
Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn.
Use electricity safely and remember:
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: