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Preparedness & Action Plans
Please use the following guidelines to keep yourself and loved ones safe during a fire.
Know how to respond to different fire types of fires.
Make ABC extinguishers accessible on every floor (call
Install smoke detectors; test once each month; replace batteries at least once each year.
Identify 2 escape routes from each room.
Conduct fire drills.
Make sure your windows are not nailed/painted shut.
Establish an outside meeting place; never go back into a burning building.
Know where flammable materials are in home/garage and properly dispose of these materials.
Regularly inspect/clean chimneys.
Do not overload electrical outlets.
Keep folding/chain-style ladder stored in each upstairs bedroom.
Make sure address is clearly visible, and fire trucks can reach your home.
Warn other occupants/pull fire alarm.
Get out of burning building.
For small fires use an ABC fire extinguisher; baking soda or pan lid for small oil/grease fire.
Feel door to see if hot before opening, if hot, very low level window may be option for escape. Otherwise, use a distress cloth.
If you are leaving, be prepared to crawl because smoke and heat rise.
If you find that your clothes are on fire then stop, drop roll.
Use the stairwell not the elevator.
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