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Fire Safety Tips
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Install at least one UL-listed carbon monoxide detector in every home. A good place for a detector to be installed would be in or near the utility room.
Children & Matches
Matches and lighters are deadly in the hands of a child. Use child-resistant lighters and store all matches and lighters high where youth cannot reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Make a Home Fire Escape Plan
Is there a smoke detector on every floor of your house? Don't bother getting dressed or gathering valuables! Dedicate an area away from the house as a meeting place.
Portable Home Fire Extinguishers
When used properly, a portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by extinguishing a small fire or containing it until the Fire Department arrives. Individuals must know how to use the extinguisher — the easiest way is to remember the "PASS" procedure: Pull pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep from side-to-side.
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Smoke detectors are the most important tool in fire safety. A working smoke detector doubles the chance of surviving a fire, warning of a fire in time to escape. Smoke detectors should be installed on each level of the home and outside of each sleeping area.