Learn About Fire Safety

Do you know what "Fire Safety” means?

If you said STOP, DROP and ROLL, you are correct BUT Fire Safety is much more than just that. Knowing what to do if your clothes catch on fire is VERY important, but it is only one part of Fire Safety! Fire Safety is everything you need to know to stay safe, to make your home fire-safe, and knowing what to do if ever a fire starts in your home.

An easy way to remember what Fire Safety means is to learn the "3 P's” of Fire Safety:

PREVENTION. PROTECTION. PLANNING.

Prevention

One way to be fire-safe is to stop a fire before it ever starts. Here are some things you can do in your home to prevent fires:

  • Never cook without a grownup present.
  • Don't play in the kitchen when someone is cooking.
  • Keep towels and other flamables away from stove-tops, fire places and heaters.
  • Never place clothes or other flamables on a lamp.
  • Do not plug too many items into a single electical outlet.
  • Never play with matches or lighters! Tell a grownup if you see matches or lighters lying around.

Prevent Injury:  There are also things you can do to protect yourself from getting hurt from fire. Avoid burns by never playing around a stove, fireplace or heater.

Protection

Smoke Detectors save lives! By following these 3 easy steps, your family will be alerted quickly to the danger of a fire, helping you to get out quickly and safely.
  • Make sure you have a working smoke detector in every bedroom and outside sleeping areas.
  • Have your parents test smoke detectors once every month.
  • Remind your parents to change batteries in smoke detectors twice a year.

Planning

Plan Your Escape - It's so important to know what to do if ever a fire starts in your home!

One of the most important things to do is to create a home fire escape plan! By having an escape plan, you and your family can react fast, the faster you act, the safer you'll be! To make your very own home fire escape plan click here…
 
Be sure to include the following on it:
  • Two ways out from every room.
  • A safe meeting place for your family to gather once outside the home.

Hang your escape plan on the refrigerator or somewhere you can easily see it!

When a smoke detector sounds…GET OUT, STAY OUT!
  •  Find the nearest exit, go outside, and stay out!
  • Never go back in for any reason.
  • Once you are outside, go to your meeting place.
  • Call 9-1-1 from a neighbor's house.

Practice makes perfect! Remember to practice your escape plan often. It is important to hold a family fire drill during the day as well as at night.


   

 

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