Some simple rules to follow
1. Install and maintain SMOKE and CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS.
As your early warning device it can help ensure a rapid and safe escape. Test smoke detectors every week and replace the back up batteries at least twice a year.
2. Have an escape plan for your home and practice it, whether a house, apartment or mobile home. Include all windows, door,hallways and stairways. Indicate two exits from each room. Discuss an alternate route incase the primary one is blocked by smoke or fire.
3. Practice the plan with your Entire Family. Have everyone walk through it and understand just what the ultimate goal is to Escape safetly. Practice drills at least twice a year day and night.
4. Get out and stay out! If you smell smoke, see fire or smoke, hear the smoke detectors. Get out using your escape plan, and stay out. Get low to avoid breating toxic gases, smoke and hot air. Test for danger. Feel the door with the back of your hand. If it is hot DO NOT OPEN IT. Use your second way out. If you can not escape hang a sheet or piece of clothing out a window to signal for help. If the door is cool follow your escape plan closing the doors behine you. NEVER use elevators during a fire. Never go back into a burning building for any reason.
5. Go to the your Safe metting place. Once out of your home, everyone should go to the designated meeting place and one person assigned to go to a neighbors home to make a call for help. Everyone else should stay together at the meeeting place.
6. Making the call. Stay calm, speak slowly and clearly. Give your name and complett address. Stay on the line until the operator tells you to hang up.
Remember! Escape first then call the Fire Department.
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL
> In case of fire go to your neighbor’s home to call.
> Teach your children how to get emergency help.
PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRE
>Create a safety zone around your home by clearing flammable vegetation.
? Keep your roof clear of leaves and needles.
> Discuss community fire safety with your neighbors.
STORE ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF GASOLINE IN AN APPROVED SAFETY CONTAINER OUTSIDE THE HOME
> Use it as a motor fuel only, not for cleaning.
CRAWL LOW UNDER SMOKE
> If you encounter smoke on your way out of a fire, use your second way out instead.
> If you must escape through smoke, crawl low under the smoke to your exit.
FIRE WON’T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE
> Have an escape plan that includes two ways out of each room and a meeting place outside the home.
> Practice it with the whole family at least twice a year.
COOL A BURN
> If someone gets burned, place the wound in cool water for 10 - 15 minutes.
? If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately. Set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees F (49 C) or below.
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.