Fire Prevention

  • Change the batteries of your smoke alarms twice a year. We recommend doing it when the time changes.
  • Keep stairways and exits clear so you can quickly get out of the house in case of fire.
  • Smoke alarms should be in all bedrooms and throughout the house.
  • Plan a home exit drill with your family. There should be an agreed-upon meeting place away from the house in case of fire.
  • If you find yourself in a situation where there is fire present, first call 911.
  • If your clothes catch on fire, never run; follow these three steps: STOP (running will make the fire worse), DROP (to the floor), and ROLL (back and forth and cover your face and hands to make the fire go out).
  • Where there is smoke, crawl low where the air is clean.