Issue #6 – Everyday Fire Safety Tips

And what to do when fire breaks out at home.

Always sleep with the bedroom door closed.

This will keep deathly heat, and smoke bedrooms, giving you additional time to escape.

In a fire, time is critical don’t waste time getting dressed, don’t search for pets or valuable just get out!

Feel all doors before open them.

If a door gets hot, get out another way.

Learn to stop, drop to the ground, and roll if clothes catch on fire.

If you are a smoker, never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.

Test smoke detectors every months.

In case of a fire, don’t smoke, go outside!

Dont play with lighters and matches!

If you need assistance, ask a parent, a caregiver, or friend.

Gasoline is a dangerous cause of fire that can be deadly.

Never put foil in microwave, it will catch on fire.

Turn off your clothes dryer when you leave the house or go to sleep. Have your lint catcher every six months.

Have a plan! Talk to your family members or roommates about how to evacuate and where to meet up in the case of an fire emergency. Always call 911 if you have a fire in your home or  see one nearby.