Fire Department- Fire Prevention
Kid's Interactive Learning
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL
In case of fire go to your neighbor's home to call 911
Teach your children how to get emergency help.
FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS
Even sparklers, which burn as hot as 1200 degrees F (649 C), cause thousands of injuries to children each year.
Attend professional displays and leave fireworks to the technicians who are trained to use them.
PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRE
Create a safety zone around your home by clearing flammable vegetation.
Keep your roof clear of leaves and needles.
Discuss community fire safety with your neighbors.
USE ELECTRICITY SAFELY
Don't overload extension cords or run them under rugs.
Replace any cord that is cracked or frayed.
If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it and have it repaired by a professional.
Use the proper size fuses in your fuse box.
STORE GASOLINE SAFELY
Only store small amounts of gasoline
Use an approved safety container
Store in a safe location outside of the house
Do not use for cleaning
ENJOY A SAFE HOLIDAY
Water your christmas tree daily and be sure it is placed away from exits and heat sources.
Make sure holiday lights are labeled by an approved testing laboratory and in good condition.
CRAWL LOW UNDER SMOKE
If you encounter smoke on your way out of a fire, use your second way out instead.
If you must escape through smoke, crawl low under the smoke to your exit.
SECURITY BARS ON WINDOWS CAN TRAP YOU IN A FIRE
Use bars which have a quick release mechanism that everyone in the family can operate.
FIRE WON'T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE
Have an escape plan that includes two ways out of each room and a meeting place outside the home.
Practice it with the whole family at least twice a year.
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to smother the flames.
COOL A BURN
If someone gets burned, place the wound in cool water for 10 - 15 minutes.
If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately. Set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees F (49 C) or below.
SPACE HEATERS NEED SPACE
Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet (1m) from anything that can burn.
Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed and keep children and pets well away form them.
WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES
Install them on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area.
Test them monthly and install new batteries.
MATCHES OR LIGHTERS CAN BE DEADLY IN THE HANDS OF A CHILD
Use child resistant lighters.
Store all matches and lighters up high, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Make your meeting place somewhere like a tree or a neighbor's house. Just make sure it is far away from the fire.
DON'T EVER GO BACK INTO A BURNING HOME !!