If you have smoke detectors, swap out the old batteries with some fresh ones! If you don’t have smoke detectors, GET THEM NOW. We have plenty!! Install one inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Full info about smoke detector installation and maintenance can be found here: https://goo.gl/gk6rdq
Plan ahead by making a fire escape plan of your home – drawing at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Share the plan with all members of your family and practice with a fire drill twice per year!!
To help you out, we’ve loaded a fire escape checklist and grid for you to use in drawing your plan to our website, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. Simply download and print from our site here: https://goo.gl/HdEp5D
In a fire situation, once you get outside, stay outside! Firefighters are equipped to go inside a burning building – you’re not. Never go back inside a burning building!
Call 911 or the local emergency number immediately from your cell phone or a neighbor’s phone. http://ow.ly/Bue430bbTuH
Need fire extinguishers in your home?!? You should have one on every floor, in the kitchen, laundry room, at the patio/grill, and in the garage/workshop.
To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
- Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
- Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
- Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
Pick up your extinguishers from Denmark Hardware Hank, and know how to use them!!