By Cordell Vail
DID YOU KNOW YOUR WHOLE HOUSE CAN BE OVER 900 DEGREES IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES WHEN A FIRE STARTS? IT IS NOT JUST THE FIRE THAT KILLS YOU, IT IS MORE LIKELY TO BE THE SMOKE AND HEAT. DON'T THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN GET OUT, JUST GET OUT!
(OH AND BY THE WAY... DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A SET OF CAR KEYS HIDDEN AWAY FROM THE HOUSE SOMEWHERE SO YOU CAN MOVE THE CAR BEFORE IT GET'S BURNED TOO? JUST WONDERING. MY FRIENDS DIDN'T AND THE HOUSE WAS TOO HOT GO GO BACK IN AFTER THEM WHEN THEY REALIZED IT!)
Here are some tips from my Neighborhood Watch Captain days to help you
get a start on common sense things to do to save your life:
When you start thinking it can't happen to you read Nina's story
Do you have a "Deadbolt Death Trap" in your home?
Do you have a "Fire Evacuation Plan" for your family?
Here is the scoop on Fire Safety Ladders
This is actually an advertisment by insurance agencies but they share some great fire safety tips.
You should change the battery in your fire alarms at least once a year. Twice a year is better. We try to change them when day light saving time changes.
Also you should have a Carbon Monoxide alarm in your home as well as smoke alarms.
Here is an excellent article by Seattle Children Hospital explaining why!
Fire safety Links shared with us by Jennifer Woodson
(Web Page: publichealthcorps.org)
Steps to Safety: How to Protect Your Family from a Fire
8 Fire Safety Tips for Alzheimerís & Aging Family Members
Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs
Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide
Campus and Dorm Fire Safety Tips
The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety
What To Do Before, During and After a Fire
The Guide to Cleaning Up After a House Fire
What to Do if Your Car Catches Fire
Fire Safety for Kids, Parents and Teachers
Smokey Bearís Wildfire Lesson Plans for Educators"
A Kidís Guide to Forest Fires
Please be patient. It will take me a while to get all the materials here....
AND I HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FIRE SAFETY TIPS TO SHARE FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME
More good things to come!!!!!!!
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LAST UPDATED 3 Sept 2016