Safety Tips

More than 4000 Americans die each year in fires and 20,000 are injured.

  • Have working smoke detectors.  This dramatically increases your chances of survival.
  • Escape first, then call for help.  Do not waste time saving property.
  • Develop a home fire escape plan and designate a meeting place outside.
  • Have two ways to escape from every room.  Windows, an adjacent roof or a collapsible ladder can all be used.  Make sure your windows are not stuck.
  • Use the back of your hand to feel the top of the door and the doorknob.  If it feels hot, use a secondary escape route.
  • Practice feeling your way out with your eyes closed.
  • Never stand up in a fire – crawl low under the smoke.
  • Never return to a burning building.  Get out – Stay out.


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