Top Tips for Fire Safety:
- Install smoke alarms and firestopper on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
- Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
- If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
- With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the fire that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.
- Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and how you will work together as a team.
- Practice as many elements of your plan as possible.
Download Home Fire Escape Plan here
If a Fire Starts:
- Know how to operate the 112 Firestopper.
- Remember to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL local emergency phone number.
- Yell "Fire!" several times and go outside right away. If you live in a building with elevators, use the stairs. Leave all your things where they are and save yourself.
- If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your primary escape route, use your second way out. Never open doors that are warm to the touch.
- If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit. Close doors behind you.
- If smoke, heat or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door and call the fire department. Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight to signal for help.
- Once you are outside, go to your meeting place and then send one person to call the fire department. If you cannot get to your meeting place, follow your family emergency communication plan.
Remember the word PASS when using 112 Firestopper:
- P - Pull the 112 Firestopper from the holder and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
- A - Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- S - Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
- S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side.