IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911
- In case of fire go to your neighbor’s home to call.
- Teach your children how to get emergency help.
FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS
- Even sparklers, which burn as hot as 1200 degrees F (649 C), cause thousands of injuries to children each year.
- Attend professional displays and leave fireworks to the
technicians who are trained to use them
USE ELECTRICITY SAFELY
- Don’t overload extension cords or run them under rugs.
- Replace any cord that is cracked or frayed. If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it and have it repaired by a professional.
- Use the proper size fuses in your fuse box.
CRAWL LOW UNDER SMOKE
- If you encounter smoke on your way out of a fire, use an alternate way out instead.
- If you must escape through smoke, crawl low under the smoke to your exit.
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
- If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are, drop to the
ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to
smother the flames.
WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES
- Install them on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area.
- Test them monthly and install new batteries before they go bad.
COOKING SAFELY PREVENTS FIRES
- Always Keep an eye on food while being heated.
- Keep young children away from appliances when cooking.
- Dress appropriately for cooking.
- Turn handles on pots inward.
- Keep the stove-top clean and clear.
- Monitor hot oil carefully and heat it slowly.
- Always have pot holders and lids at the ready when cooking.
- Have a rated fire extinguisher near the kitchen – preferably between you and the way out. Learn how to use it.
- Use seasoned woods only.
- Build smaller, hotter fires.
- Never burn cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, trash or Christmas trees.
- Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures where wood stoves are in use.
- Have the chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis