DID YOU KNOW?
Most fire fatalities occur in your home.
Fire victims die of smoke inhalation, poisonous gases, or lack of oxygen, not from severe burns!
Cooking is the leading cause of residential fires and burns.
Careless smoking is still the leading cause of residential fire deaths.
Make sure your family has an escape plan.
Sleep with your door closed. A closed door provides safety against heat and smoke.
Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and change the batteries twice a year, use the time change as a reminder.
Crawl low in smoke. In a fire, the super heated air and toxic gases fill the room from the top down. These leaves a “Safety Zone” of breathable air about 12 to 24 inches above the floor.
Have everyone in the household listen to the smoke alarm, so they will be aware of what it sounds like.
Put matches and lighters out of reach of little ones.
HOME SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Yes / No All-family members know to dial 9-1-1 for emergencies
Yes / No There are working smoke detectors in every room
Yes / No House numbers on your residence
Yes / No Matches and lighters out of reach of children
Yes / No Gasoline is kept in a approved container
Yes / No Electrical cords in good condition and used properly
Yes / No Fire extinguisher in the house and know how to use them
Yes / No Change batteries twice a year with the time change
Yes / No Check smoke detectors at least once a month
Yes / No Each room in my house has two exits
Yes / No Do you have a Co2 detector in the house (to check for carbon monoxide in your home).
Yes / No My family developed and practices an emergency escape plan
“DON’T BE THE PROBLEM BUT BE THE SOLUTION OF FIRE SAFETY”