Fire Safety Tips

fireUse Smoke Detectors

Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and outside each bedroom. Test them monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year.

Plan an Escape Route

Know how to get out of your home in the event of a fire. Designate a meeting place outside where family members will gather once they’ve escaped. Practice your fire drill at least twice a year.

Be Safe in the Kitchen

Wear tight-fitting or rolled-up sleeves when cooking. Never reach over a hot burner. If a pot catches fire, cover it with a lid and turn off the burner. Never leave your cooking unattended.

Practice Stop, Drop, and Roll

If your clothing catches fire, don’t run. Stop where you are. Drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and roll over and over to put out the flames. If you can’t do this, grab a towel or blanket and smother the flames.

Crawl Low Under Smoke

Most fire victims die from smoke, not flames. Smoke always rises, so you must get down on the floor where the air is cleaner. Crawl on your hands and knees to safety .