Home Fire Prevention


Fall Prevention
Home Fire Prevention
Poisoning Prevention
Choking Hazards
Water/Pool Protection
Disaster Preparedness
  * Emergency Supplies
  * Stay at Home Kits
  * Evacuation Kits
  * Communication

Fire can kill by burning and by inhalation of smoke. Escape routes and planning should be done as soon as you establish your new home. Young children under five are under a great risk because they have a tendency to hide from danger and may go in a closet or under a bed during a fire. Practicing escape methods, notification of emergency personnel once outside the house, moving to a predesignated outside meeting area, and practicing at night are all critical to fire safety. When cooking never leave the stove unattended and grease fires have to be covered with a lid or a damp towel. Never add water to a grease fire to attempt to extinguish it will cause the grease to overflow the pan and onto the surrounding area. Smoke detectors should be tested and all members of the household should be familar with the sound of the smoke detector. Teach everyone that you never go back inside a burning building, not for pictures, valuables or to fight the fire.