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Fire Safety Tips

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  1. If you have an emergency dial 911

  2. Stop Drop and Roll
    • Remember if your clothes catch fire don't run, it only feeds the flames.
  3. Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors
    • Change the battery twice a year, daylight savings is a good time to do this.
  4. Plan Your Escape
    E.D.I.T.H. - Exit Drills In The Home
    • Crawl low under smoke.
    • Know 2 ways out.
    • Feel doors for heat before opening.
    • Get out and STAY out.
    • Have a meeting place (mailbox, neighbors house, etc.).
  5. Cook Carefully
    • Never leave cooking unattended.
    • Turn pot handles in, where little hands can't get to them.
    • If grease catches fire in a pan, put the lid on it and turn off the heat source.
  6. Use Electricity Safely
    • If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it then have it serviced.
    • Replace any electrical cord that is frayed or cracked.
    • Don't overload extension cords or run them under rugs.
  7. Keep an eye on smokers
    • Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in North America.
    • Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy.
  8. Give Space Heaters Space
    • Keep heaters at least 3 feet from anything that can burn.
    • Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed.
  9. Matches and Lighters- Tools Not Toys
    • Buy child resistant lighters.
    • Store matches and lighters up high where kids can't reach them.
    • Teach small children to tell a grownup if the find matches or lighters.
  10. Fireplace Safety
    • Do not burn trash, newspaper or wrapping paper.
    • Do not burn pine cones. The sap can cause a glaze to form on the chimney walls.
    • Do not allow a fire or log to smolder overnight.
    • Use a metal container to dispose of ashes.
    • Try to use only well seasoned hardwoods to minimize smoke build up.
    • Have a smoke alarm nearby and a readily accessible fire extinguisher.
    • Make sure your chimney has an approves spark arrester.
    • Have your chimney checked and cleaned by a professional at least every other year.
  11. Carbon Monoxide
    • There are a lot of people that would like information about Carbon Monoxide.
    • We have found the best source of information is First Alert the manufacturer of Smoke alarms and CO alarms.

If you have an emergency dial 911.

Please send questions, comments or suggestions to cloftin@coweta.ga.us