GOLDEN RULES FOR FIRE SAFETY
Sit down with your children and other family members and take the time to discuss and familiarize yourselves with these few golden rules of fire safety. In the event of a fire, your lives may depend upon how well you know and adhere to them.
1. play with fire or matches.
2. use the stove unless supervised by an adult.
3. play near fire or a hot stove.
4. start a fire.
5. turn in a false alarm.
The above "5 Never's" are very important.
There are a lot of other Golden Rules of Fire Safety that you also need to know.
Some other rules for fire safety that are just as golden:
* Plan a home exit drill.
* Keep old papers and rags out of the basement and attic. They are a fire hazard.
* Check for frayed wires and light cords. Do not place them under rugs or carpets.
* Only one appliance should be plugged into an extension cord.
* Never store gasoline or other flammables in the house. Always store them in a fire safe container.
* Always have operational Smoke Detectors. Check the batteries frequently to make sure they work. Smoke Detectors save lives.
* If your clothes catch on fire, DO NOT RUN! STOP, DROP, and ROLL to smother the flames.
* Always sleep with your bedroom door closed so that, in case of a fire, it will help keep the smoke and flames out of your room.
* In case of a fire while you are in bed, get out of bed, crawl very low on the floor and feel the door. If the door is hot, do not open it.
Use your alternative exit plan.
* If the door feels cool, open the door very slowly. Look to see if you can exit safely, then use your fire exit plan.
* Always go to a designated meeting place. Remember, NEVER go back into a burning building!