||Fire Prevention Tips:
What can you do to keep your home safe?
Escape Plan: What
would you do if your smoke detector sounded? Would your family do the
- Put together a fire escape plan for your home -
- Identify two escape routes for each member of
your household. Make sure they are not blocked and doors or
windows are easily opened.
- Select one outside meeting place (mailbox, end of
driveway, neighbor's home). Make sure everyone in the household
knows not to return to the house for a favorite toy or to search for a
- Ensure every
family member fully understands the plan.
- Practice the escape plan during the day and
especially at night.
- For more tips visit: the
National Fire Protection Association
Does E.D.I.T.H. visit your home?
for Exit Drills In The Home. Having a planned route of escape could
mean the difference between life and tragedy in the event of a house
Invite E.D.I.T.H. into
your home and answer these questions;
How would you get
out of your home in case of fire? Draw a floor plan
of your home.
How about your
children? Decide who will be
responsible for each child.
How would you or
your children escape from a second floor?
Stay low or crawl when exiting a burning building.
Children and Fire:
- Explain and practice what they should do if their
clothing catches on fire - Stop, Drop and Roll.
- Explain why it is important to crawl or to stay
low when exiting a burning building. (See photograph above.)
- Make sure they know to dial 9-1-1 in an
- Matches, lighters and candles: talk to your
children about fire safety.
Click here for more information.
- Review your fire escape plan and the meeting
- Install smoke detectors in your home. At a
minimum one detector on each level of the home and outside of each
bedroom. Click here for more
- After you've installed your smoke detectors, make
sure you test them frequently throughout the year and replace batteries
twice a year.
- Do you heat your home using wood, pellet or coal
stoves, fireplaces or non-direct vent gas or oil systems? If you
have a chimney, have it inspected once a year by a professional chimney
sweep. Click here for more information.