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Kochville Fire Fighter Association

SMOKE ALARMS
  • Have a working smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside bedrooms.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.
  • Install smoke alarms away from air vents.
  • Install smoke alarms on the ceiling or wall, at least 4 inches from the corners.
  • When affixed to walls, smoke alarms should be between 4 and 12 inches from the ceiling.
  • Never disable or remove smoke alarm batteries.
ESCAPE PLANNING
  • Develop a fire escape plan with the members of your household and practice often.
  • Know two ways to exit from every room in your home.
  • Make sure that safety bars on windows can be opened from inside your home.
  • Crawl low, under smoke.
  • Feel closed doors. If hot, use another exit.
  • Identify a place to meet outside in case of fire. Never re-enter a burning building.
  • Escape first. Then call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.
FIRE SAFETY
  • Keep clothes, blankets, curtains and other combustibles at least three feet from portable heaters.
  • Place portable heaters where they will not tip over easily.
  • Have chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a professional.
  • Clear the area around the hearth of debris, flammables and decorative materials.
  • Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces and leave glass doors open while burning a fire.
  • Keep clothes, towels and other combustibles away from stove burners.
  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • Be sure your stove and small appliances are off before going to bed.
  • Check for frayed wires and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
  • Never overload electrical sockets.
  • Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
  • Never leave cigarettes unattended.
  • Never smoke in bed.