Listed below are some basic fire safety tips.

Please review these and discuss them with your household.



* NEVER place a portable heater near curtains, upholstered furniture, or other flammable materials.

* NEVER store flammable items such as wood, paper, chemicals, or oily and dirty rags near heat sources.

* ALWAYS practice and plan a safe fire escape route with the members of your household.

* Test your smoke detectors regularly. Replace batteries as needed.

* If you wake up and smell smoke, get on the floor and crawl to the nearest fire exit or window.

* If smoke is present in your home, NEVER open a door until you have checked it for heat. If the door is hot, DO NOT OPEN IT. Use your alternate escape route.

* If your clothes catch on fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL, while covering your face with your hands.

* Parents, remember that children will often try to hide from the fire. Be sure to check all closets and under beds for children during a fire emergency.


This page was created by members of the Barbourville (KY) Firemens' Club for your education and enjoyment.




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Created: April 29, 2000

Last Modified: February 6, 2008