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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2017

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Well Folks,

It's Fire Prevention Month again and here we are at our local schools teaching kids to be fire safe!

And it's never too late to get a quick refresher for ourselves on the topic!

SMOKE DETECTORS

- Have a smoke detector in your living room and outside every bed room.

- Replace the batteries every six months or when you hear the Low Battery "BEEP"

- Replace your Smoke Detectors after every major fire, or every 10 years.

ESCAPE PLAN

- Make, review, or update your Home Fire Escape Plan with your family

- Make sure you have 2 (unblocked) ways out of your house in an emergency

- Have a meeting place outside your home

- Make sure all of your family members are familiar with it and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

- Keep space heaters, clothes irons, and hair curlers away from curtains, clothes, blankets, and other easily flammable items.
- Do not leave burning candles unattended.
- Do not use stoves and ovens to heat your home while you sleep or unattended.
- Store gasoline, kerosene, propane, and other flammable liquids and gasses out of your home and in a cool, dry place.
- Try to keep clutter to a minimum! Remember, the more stuff you have stored inside your home; the more stuff there is to catch fire and possibly trap you inside!
- Be especially careful around the kitchen and do not leave the stove unattended.