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Fire Safety Steps You Can Take to Stay Safe in Your Home

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm will reduce your risk of dying in a fire by 50%.

Have a smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside the sleeping areas.  For maximum protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom.

Test smoke alarms monthly.  For battery operated alarms, change the battery when you switch your clocks in the spring and fall.

Home Fire Escape Plan

Plan your escape with everyone in the family.

Make sure there are two ways out of every room.

If you live in an apartment, don’t use the elevator.  Use the stairs instead.

Choose a meeting place outside where everyone will go once they have left the building.

Once you are outside, STAY OUT!  When everyone is safely out, go to a neighbour’s house and call the fire department.  ESCAPE FIRST, THEN CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

Kitchen Safety

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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