Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety Tips

Smoke Alarms

  • Should be installed in an area of the home near to where you sleep.
  • Lithium-battery alarms last 10 years.
  • Install a smoke alarm on each level of the home.
  • Perform a monthly test by pressing and holding the test button for 4-5 seconds.
  • Change 9-volt batteries every six months. Whenever you change your clock for Daylight Saving Time, change your battery, too!

Leave the House When the ALARM Sounds

  • FEEL THE DOOR — a “too hot to touch door” means the fire is outside the door.
  • CRAWL if you get caught in smoke.
  • Treat all alarms as a real emergency.

Once Out — Stay Out

  • Don’t stop for valuables or to get dressed. IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE!
  • NEVER go back into a burning house.
  • Go to your pre-designated meeting area.
  • If you live in an apartment or condominium, ALWAYS use the exit stairs. NEVER an elevator. Close the door as you leave the room.
  • Once out, call for help from the outside.

Prepare – Prepare – Prepare

  • Create a Home Escape Plan.
  • Plan and practice two (2) ways out of each room.
  • Consider your own situation — don’t forget about the key for the deadbolt lock.

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