Fire safety tips

The U.S. Fire Administration has these tips for escaping a fire:

  • For increased protection, install both ionization (detects fast-burning fires) and photoelectric (detects slow, smoldering fires), or dual-sensor smoke alarmsin the home. Install smoke alarms in each bedroom.
  • Practice finding your way out of the house with your eyes
  • closed, crawling or staying low and feeling your way out of

    the house.

  • Never open doors that are hot to the touch.
  • Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground and roll if
  • their clothes catch fire. Get out and stay out.

  • Designate a meeting place outside and take attendance.
  • Remember to escape first, then notify the fire department.
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two
  • ways to escape from each room in the house.