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decide to turn off the lights to prevent an
explosion, you may have just blown yourself up anyway.
Unfortunately, not only is there a spark when a light is
turned on, but also when a circuit is broken by turning it
off! Remember, if you smell gas, GET
Statistics show that, on average during our lifetime,
each of us can expect to be involved in two or three fires serious
enough to call the fire department. Whether, your fires occur at
home, in a hospital, or a hotel, the same principles for survival apply.
ahead is vital!
who have planned in advance what to do in a fire emergency and have the
determination to survive are most likely to do so. Those who deny
danger, feeling that fire will never happen to them, are most apt to
you leave something cooking on the stove, when someone calls, "Come
look at this!" or the phone rings, you may find the kitchen
engulfed in flames before you return. In
just six weeks, 44 fires were caused by
people forgetting that they had left something cooking when they had
stopped to watch television; and this was in one small town in
Three children, ranging in age
from 8 months to seven years, died in a Brooklyn, New York house
fire. According to fire authorities, the home had several smoke
detectors but the batteries had been removed from each to use in battery
powered toys! Don't gamble with your
life and the lives of your family - install
smoke detectors on every level of the home
and test them each month. Keep spare batteries on hand.
Last modified: December 13, 2003
neighbor cleaned out his fireplace and put his ashes in a paper bag
which was placed into a plastic can. There
had been no fire in that fire place for three days, yet
half the house burned down before the firefighters could get
there. Place ashes in metal cans with metal lids. One
winter, 47 homes in Fairfax County, Virginia burned by improper disposal
of fireplace ashes!
Could it happen to me?
The answer is
Remember, in the event you are
ever in a fire,
STAY CALM-DON'T PANIC
With advance Planning and
precaution, you will survive.
A well planned and frequently
rehearsed escape plan is absolutely vital to the safety of all household
members. Draw a floor plan showing at least two ways out of each
room. Special consideration should be made for infants, the very
old or physically-impaired individuals.
Have a pre-established meeting
place after you leave your house. Discuss the meeting place with
your neighbors. Remember, never
re-enter a burning building!