Fire Safety

Fire Escape Planning for Older Adults and People with Access or Functional Needs

If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you get through the doorways. Make any necessary accommodations – such as providing exit ramps and widening doorways – to facilitate an emergency escape. Speak to your family members, building manager or neighbors about your fire safety plan and practice it with them. Contact …

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Fire Safety For Kids

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How to Prevent Home Fires

Prevent Home Fires Home fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy. Cooking Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time turn off the stove. Wear short, close-fitting or …

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What to do AFTER a Fire

The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes. Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines. If you are insured, contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting your property, conducting inventory and …

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What to do DURING a Fire

During a Fire Crawl low under any smoke to your exit. Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling. Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out. If you …

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What to do BEFORE a Fire

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include: Find two ways to get out of each room in the …

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Top 4 Fire Facts

Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor …

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