FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
October is Fire Prevention Month!
Do you have a fire escape plan?
Have you charged your smoke alarm batteries within the last year?
LOOK, LISTEN AND LEARN!
LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could only have minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds.
LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Stay safe and prepare now!
Fires are preventable. For Electrical and Appliance Safety keep in mind that frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
If an appliance has a three prong plug, use it only in a three slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two slot outlet or extension cord.
Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker.