By Platinum Team May 11, 2015

Home Fire Safety Tips

Preventative measures Be sure you have working smoke detectors in all rooms of your home, and check batteries once a year.   In case of a fire Call 911, and report the location. Activate alarm, and alert others. For small kitchen fires, use the extinguisher. For large fires, GET OUT. Do not attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury. Do not break windows. Oxygen feeds fires. Stay low if moving through smoke. If your clothing catches on fire, STOP… DROP… ROLL.   Fire extinguisher instructions Pull the safety pin from handle. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Squeeze the trigger handle. Sweep the spray from side to side.   If trapped in a room Place cloth material around/under door to prevent smoke from entering. Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire. DO NOT open or break windows unless necessary to escape. Be prepared to signal your location through a window.   If caught in smoke Drop to hands and knees and crawl. Hold your breath as much as possible. Breathe through a filter (blouse, shirt, jacket, etc). Breathe through your nose.

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