Fire Department

How to become the Fire Safety Expert? It's easy! Simply read the rules and always stick to them. Knowing the rules and following them could save your life or lives of others.

Every family should have a fire escape plan.
Review the plan every six months.
Practice fire escape with your family twice a year.
Have 2 exits from every room.
Learn how to unlock windows and pop out screens.
Have a special family meeting place outside your home.
In emergency, all family members should meet there.
Every home should have smoke detectors that work.
To make sure, have a grown up push the test button every month.
They should be near every bedroom.
Their alarm will wake up you and your family so you can get outside safely during a fire.
Always change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks in the Spring or Fall.

Make sure everyone in the family knows there is a fire.
Then leave as quickly as possible.
Never call the fire department from a house on fire.
Call from a neighbor's house.
Don't stop to get toys or pets!
Do not hide in a closet or under the bed.
Firefighters are your friends; do not hide from them. They are there to help you.
In a fire, you need to get out fast.
The air is cleaner closer to the floor, so crawl on your hands and knees when you see fire or smoke to the nearest exit.
Once outside, go to your special family meeting place.
It is very important to stay at your family meeting place until everyone at home joins you.
Never go back into a burning house -- even for a family member, pet or toy.
Let the firefighters do their job. They can save your family or pet.
Matches and lighters are for grown-ups only.
They are tools for grown-ups and not toys for kids.
If you find matches or a lighter, give them to a grown-up.

If Your Clothes are On Fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
Never run if your clothes are on fire. Running makes the fire burn faster. Stop and shout for help.
Next, drop to the ground and cover your face with your hands.
Then roll back and forth to put out the flames.
If your house is on fire, leave immediately.
Call 9-1-1 from a neighbor's house.
Even if you cause the fire, do not try to put it out.
Leave and call for help!
Calling 911 is free even from a pay phone.
When you call 911, you will speak with a dispatcher.
A dispatcher is trained to take emergency calls and assist you until help arrives.
Remain calm.
Tell the dispatcher what is wrong.
The dispatcher will ask for your name, phone number, and address or location of the emergency.
Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to.
If you are alone or frightened, the dispatcher will stay on the line with you until help arrives.

Call 9-1-1 ONLY if you have an emergency.


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