Fire Safety Tips for Your Family
Getting out of your house safely
Does your family know how to survive a fire by having an escape route and meeting place outside of your home? Do you have a fire extinguisher in your: kitchen, garage, basement, workshop, etc.? Do you and your family know what to do in case of a fire?
Here are five tips if a fire breaks out in your home:
1. Close the door to the room or area, confining the fire.
2. Alert everyone else to get out and go to your established meeting place.
3. Have someone call 911 from a neighbour’s,
4. Fight a fire only if you have the means, know how, and have a way out.
5. Stay together and have someone responsible direct the fire fighters in.
Never leave cooking unattended. Set a timer to remind yourself to turn off burners and the oven.
Wear tight fitting clothing or roll up your sleeves while you cook.
Turn pot handles inward on the stove where you can’t bump them and children can’t reach them.
Keep the stove surface free from grease, combustible materials and clutter.
If a grease fire occurs use oven mitts and carefully slide a lid or cookie sheet over the pan and turn off the burner.
Keep children away from the stove whether it is on or off.
Don’t hide treats above the stove area. Children have a way of knowing where they are and may climb on the stove to get at them.
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