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Fire Safety Tips
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms once a month, if they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.
Remain calm and get out.
If you see smoke under the door, find another way out.
Feel the door with the back of your hand before you open it. If it is hot, find another way out.
Drop to the floor to avoid smoke and fumes. Crawl to safety.
If your clothes catch on fire, STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, and ROLL over and over to smother the flames.
Call 911 from a safe location.
If you are trapped in a burning building, stay near a window and close to the floor. If possible, signal for help.
Individuals with Special Needs
In emergencies, individuals with physical or mental disabilities may need assistance to evacuate. Please remember these guidelines:
Help the individual relocate to a safe location.
Notify emergency personnel of individuals with disabilities who are unable to evacuate.
Communicate emergency response actions with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Know the individual’s medical and/or health needs.
Do not use elevators.
Allow the person to take your arm below the elbow and instruct him/her to follow you.
Evacuate any service animal with the person.
When you have arrived at the designated meeting location, advise the individual of the location and stay with him/her until no further help is needed.
National Fire Protection Association
Family Fire Safety Tips
American Red Cross
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