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Cooking Safety

Travel Safety Tips

2 ways out

Smoke Alarms 

Protect your home from a fire

FIRE PREVENTION

COOKING SAFETY

 

        2 ways out practice 2 times a year

                             

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.

  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building. 

  • Escape planning
  • According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

  • Almost three-quarters of Americans do have an escape plan; however, less than half  ever practiced it.

  • One-third of survey respondents who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. The time available is often less. Only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!                                                                                                                                                     NFPA FIRE PREVENTION

Smoke alarms

 

  • Three out of five home fire deaths in 2010-2014 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.

  • In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 94% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated 80% of the time.

  • When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.

  • An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.                                NFPA FIRE PREVENTION 

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Halsey, OR 97348

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