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Fire Prevention Week Activities

Firefighters stand with a student and a fire dog mascot
Students practice safety with firefighters

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.