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FIRE SAFETY TIPS
When a fire appears at your home; please use these very important safety tips to
ensure that you and your family escape without injury (or worse).

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 savings 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 a 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 dead-bolt lock