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Fire Safety Quick List
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Checklist: Can You Answer Yes to Each of the Questions Below?
- Do you have smoke detectors in kitchen, bedrooms, on each floor?
- Have you checked the detector batteries in the last 6 months?
- Have stored flammable materials carefully?
- Are exits clear and doors and windows easy to open for a quick escape?
- Do you have a family escape plan and have you practiced this?
- Do you know the number of your fire department?
Look For Warning Signs -- These May Be Fire Hazards
- Dimming lights, tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
- Hot electrical cords or plugs or exposed wires and old cords
- Burning smells
- Gas odors
Use this checklist provided by the U. S. Product Commission as you walk through your home to do your fire safety check.
- Store flammable materials safely (away from the home and small children.)
- Use a licensed electrician for repairs.
- Test cigarette butts, fireplace ashes, and burnt matches before throwing away.
- Leave anything burning unattended or appliances on when not present.
- Overload electrical outlets.
- Smoke in bed.
What To Do In Case of a Fire: Get Out!
- Touch doors to see if they're hot before opening.
- Stay low.
- If your clothing or hair catches fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
- Call 911.
If You Can Not Get Out of the Building
- Fill a bathtub with water.
- Put wet towels, blankets or cloth under the door.
- Stay low and cover your face (preferably with a wet cloth) for easier breathing.
- Call the fire department from inside and tell them your location.
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