HAZMAT team, disaster rescue, deep-rescue training

Fire Safety

Tips for Disaster Situations

  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms -change the batteries twice a year.

  • Plan and practice home escape routes and alternative routes - practice twice a year.

  • Get escape ladders for sleeping areas on upper levels.

  • Use quick release devices on barred windows and doors.

  • Select a safe outside meeting place.

  • Make sure your house number is easily readable from the street, even at night.

  • Be sure that everyone in the house knows to get out first and then call for help.

  • If you cannot get out of the house, stay in a room with the door closed and a window open for ventilation and signal to firefighters.

  • Conduct a fire hazard hunt around your home - look for exposed wires, overloaded outlets and extension cords, wires under rugs or attached by nails and combustibles near heat sources.

  • Make sure all heating sources are in clean, working order and have been certified.

  • Have chimneys and wood stoves inspected annually and cleaned if necessary.

  • Keep an A-B-C type fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
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