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Fire Safety Tips
10 Fire Safety Rules to Share With Your Family:
1. Don’t leave matches or lighters in places where children can reach them.
2. Install smoke detectors on every floor and in the sleeping areas of your home. Smoke detectors can save lives.
3. Test your smoke detectors every month and replace the batteries with new ones twice a year (as a reminder, do this during Daylight Savings when the time changes in the spring and fall and your changing your clocks).
4. Teach your children that if there is a fire, “DON’T HIDE, GO OUTSIDE!” You should NEVER hide in closets or under beds when there is a fire.
5. To escape during a fire, “FALL AND CRAWL”. It is easier to breath in a fire if you stay low while getting out.
6. Use the back of your hand to test if a door is hot before you open it. If it is hot, try to use another way out.
7. If your clothes are on fire, “STOP, DROP AND ROLL” until the fire is out. Shout for help, but don’t run. Running makes fire burn faster.
8. Have an escape plan and practice it with your family. Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke. Practice escaping by both routes to be sure windows are not stuck and screens can be taken out quickly.
9. Choose a meeting place outside, such as a big tree or the end of the driveway, so you will know that everyone has gotten out safely. NEVER go back into a burning building for any reason. If someone is missing, tell the firefighters. They have the clothing and equipment to safely rescue people.
10. If there is a fire at your house, choose one family member to leave your meeting place and call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone. Call 9-1-1 to report any emergencies or fires!
First Aid & CPR Resources
– Chest-Compression-Only CPR Video
Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. If you’re not trained in CPR, then provide hands-only CPR. That means uninterrupted chest compressions of about 100 a minute until paramedics arrive (described in the video above). You don’t need to try rescue breathing.