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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE LEADING CAUSES OF FIRE IN THE HOME?
ANSWER: The leading causes of fire in the home are:
1. Careless Smoking
Falling asleep while smoking
Dumping hot ashes into trash
We should encourage smokers to TAKE IT OUTSIDE.
2. Overloaded Electrical Outlets
Never place too many electrical items on the same outlet.
Only use proper extension cords that are tested and rated for the job they are doing.
3. Space Heaters
Always maintain and clean heaters before using them.
Follow all guidelines for SAFE usage.
Never place anything within a three-foot radius of the heater. This includes WALLS and FURNITURE. Remember, ”Space Heaters Need Space”.
Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Keep them away from curtains.
Keep them away from children and pets.
5. Children playing with Fire
Always store matches and lighters up high where small children can’t get them. Something as simple as child curiosity can quickly turn into a family tragedy.
QUESTION: HOW CAN WE MAKE OUR HOMES SAFER?
ANSWER: Install and maintain smoke alarms:
Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home
Test the alarm regularly
Install better smoke alarms. 10-year, non-removable batteries are recommended.
QUESTION: WHAT DO WE DO IF FIRE STRIKES OUR HOME?
ANSWER: Have a home escape plan
Know at least two ways out of your house in case of emergency.
QUESTION: WHAT IS A HOME ESCAPE PLAN?
ANSWER: It is a way to make sure your family knows what to do in case of FIRE
Draw a floor plan or map of your home
Mark at least two ways out of your room.
Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet.
Practice your plan twice a year
Visit your local firehouse for more information on home escape plans.
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