Take Action to Prevent
Fires: Protect your Family!
Oct. 5-11 is National Fire
Prevention Week. In 2010, there were 3,100 unintentional deaths
related to fire, smoke and flames, according to the Council's Injury
Facts, 2012 Edition.
The risk of fire increases as we head
into the cooler months. The National Safety Council asks each of us to
take a few moments to prevent fires in our homes. Make your family safer
by completing a home fire safety checklist and identifying fire
risks in your home.
Steps to prevent
Have properly working smoke alarms
Have chimney's cleaned and inspected yearly.
Be extremely careful when using space heaters.
Never leave candles unattended.
Don't leave your dryer running when you leave the house or go to bed for the night.
Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly
and change the batteries at least once a year
Place smoke alarms on each floor of your home and
in each bedroom
Plan a family escape route and practice it once a
Install a home sprinkler system if three or more
Place fire extinguishers throughout your home and
make sure everyone in the house knows how to use them
Check your Home Heating and Air conditioning units for proper functionality.
Monitor extension cord use, and make sure heating and cooling units are not plugged into there.
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