About Fire Safety & Prevention
Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?
The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.
Fire Safety Tips
Preparing and Preventing a Home Fire - Steps You Can Take Now
Home Fire Escape Plan
Unsure where to start? Use these guides to help begin your escape plan:
Fire Escape Planning
Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills
Follow Your Escape Plan
Use Caution With Fire Extinguishers
Remember the word PASS when using a fire extinguisher:
Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
Sweep the nozzle from side to side.