Fire Safety at Home

ELIMINATE HAZARDS

  • Keep space heaters away from anything that can burn
  • Store all flammable materials away from heat
  • Don’t let trash accumulate in attics, basements or garages
  • Don’t run extension cords under rugs or behind curtains
  • Use fuses, circuit breakers and appliances with UL (Underwriters Laboratory) seal only
  • Don’t overload circuits

FIRE PREVENTION

  • Keep operational fire extinguishers handy
  • Install and maintain smoke detectors

DEVELOP ESCAPE PLAN

  • Develop and memorize escape route
  • Assign responsibility for evacuating infants, elderly and infirm
  • Choose meeting place outside home
  • Keys must be easily accessible
  • Hold frequent fire drills
  • Test every door, be sure there’s no fire on the other side
  • Know two ways out

DURING A FIRE

  • Leave personal belongings behind
  • Don’t go back for any reason
  • If clothing catches fire stop, drop and roll
  • In dense smoke crawl on floor to nearest exit