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"Practice Your Escape Plan!" is the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2007. It's not enough to have a home fire escape plan (PDF, 634 KB). To escape safely, you've got to make sure that everyone in the home has practiced the plan.

According to an NFPA poll (PDF, 759 KB) , the majority of Americans have a fire escape plan, but most haven't practiced it.  From October 7-13, fire safety advocates will be spreading the word that when it comes to escape plans, practice is key. Let's get started!

"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org. 2007 NFPA."

1.  Place smoke detectors in or near every
     bedroom and on every level of your home.
2.  Keep matches, lighters, candles
     out of reach of children.
3.  Never leave a burning candle unattended.
4.  Know two ways out of every room.
5.  EDITH - Exit Drills In The Home
     Plan and practice a family escape plan.
6.  DAN - Drill At Night
 
LINK TO SAFETY
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"Sparky the Fire Dog is a trademark of NFPA, Quincy, MA"

     IN CASE OF FIRE:
  1. Get out quickly and stay out!
  2. If there's smoke, stay low to the ground.  Crawl your way out!
  3. Before opening a door in a fire, feel it first.  If it's hot, there may be a fire on the other side.  Do NOT open the door.  Try to get out another way!
  4. Meet your family members at a preplanned safe spot.
  5. Call 9-1-1 from a neighbor's place.
  6. Stay outside no matter what - do NOT go back in for anything!

LINK TO: CFD FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM & PICS
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CAMP FIRE SAFETY
There is a lot of info out there on the web about camp fire safety that deals with preventing forest fires and of course taking care of our children.   Did you know that camp - bon fire burns for adults is on the rise?  A rep. from University Hospital Burn Clinic in Cincinnati reported in 2005 that the increase in adults seeking treatment for these types of severe burns. 
 
Please REMEMBER these tips to keep you, your family & friends safe:
(1)  Keep the area clear of tripping hazards
(2)  Keep your eye on the fire at all times.
(3)  Alcohol and Fire do NOT mix.
 
 
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Find a Red Cross course close to your home

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TEST YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS
AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
WEEKLY IS EVEN BETTER!
 
 
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CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR
BATTERIES TWICE A YEAR
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Choose dates that you'll remember, such as the first day of spring & fall or if when you move your clocks forward or back for daylight savings.

While information on this page has been adapted from fire safety & prevention materials and knowledge, we are not experts in this area.  Please consult your local fire department. 

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