Simple Changes That Could Save Your Life
How fire safe is your household? Use this checklist to find out if you are taking the right steps to protect your family:
- Count your smoke alarms. There should be at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.
- Change your smoke alarm batteries. October 30th is Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Campaign.
- Check your smoke alarms.
- Clean your smoke alarms.
- Replace your smoke alarms every seven to ten years.
- Change flashlight batteries
- Install fire extinguishers
- Get the whole family involved with plan your escape from your home.
How to Call for Help
If you live in a community with a single emergency number, calling for help is easy. Dial 911. When you call for help, speak calmly and clearly. Give your name, the address, phone number, location of victim ( such as upstairs in the bedroom), and the nature of the problem. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to. They may need additional information or need to give you instructions.
10 Tips for Fire Safety
- Install working smoke detectors.
- Plan your escape from fire.
- Keep an eye on smokers.
- Cook carefully.
- Give space heaters extra room.
- Matches and lighters are tools not toys.
- Cool a burn.
- Use electricity safety.
- Crawl low under smoke.
- Stop, drop, and roll.
Fire Station Tours are Available.
No group is too small for a tour. Schedule one today. The fire department will also visit your neighborhood for some life saving safety tips if requested. Call Fire Prevention Coordinator Sherri Willis at (585)-265-1515.