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Project Impact Fire Safety Tips

Prepare Now:

  • Know how to respond to different fire types.
  • Make ABC extinguishers accessible on every floor (call fire department for training).
  • Install smoke detectors; test once each month; replace batteries at least once each year.
  • Identify two escape routes from each room.
  • Conduct fire drills.
  • Make sure windows are not nailed/ painted shut.
  • Establish outside meeting place; never go back into a burning building.
  • Know where flammable materials are in home/ garage; properly dispose.
  • Regularly inspect/ clean chimneys.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.
  • Keep folding/ chain-style ladder stored in each upstairs bedroom.
  • Mark windows of children or others who may not self-rescue.
  • Make sure address is clearly visible, and fire trucks can reach your home.

During A Fire:

  • Call fire department.
  • Warn other occupants/ pull fire alarm.
  • Get out of burning building.
  • Small fires: use 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, distress cloth.
  • If leaving, be prepared to crawl (smoke, heat rise).
  • Clothes on fire: Stop, Drop, and Roll.
  • Use stairwell, not elevator.
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