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REACT FAST TO FIRES

If you hear a fire alarm, get out and stay out. Smoke detectors and fire alarms protect you from fire. They sound an alarm when it's time to escape. get out and stay out. Smoke detectors and fire alarms protect you from fire. They sound an alarm when it's time to escape.

Do you know the sound of your home fire alarm?
The grown-ups in your home should test your smoke detectors and fire alarms once a month. Listen and learn what your home fire alarm sounds like.

Do you know what to do when you hear the fire alarm?
Every home should have an escape plan. Help the grown ups you live with draw a map of your home. Mark at least two ways to get out of every room. Ask the adults to help you plan and practice your escape.

When you hear a fire alarm:
·Stop what you are doing.
·Follow your fire escape plan.
·Don't stop for anything.
·Once out of the building, stay out!

Do you know what to do if there's smoke?
Smoke is poisonous! If there is smoke between you and your exit, turn around and use another way out. If you have to escape through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees and keep your head about 12 inches (30 centimeters) above the floor, where the air will be cleaner and easier to breathe. Smoke is poisonous! If there is smoke between you and your exit, turn around and use another way out. If you have to escape through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees and keep your head about 12 inches (30 centimeters) above the floor, where the air will be cleaner and easier to breathe.

Do you know what to do if your clothing catches fire?
·Stop right where you are.
·Drop to the ground gently
·Put your hands over your face and roll over and over until the flames are out.

 

 

 

Do you know where to go after you escape?
Talk to the grown-ups in your home, and decide on a place to meet outside when you hear a fire alarm. If you hear a fire alarm, get out ot the building and to your meeting place. An adult should call the fire department from a neighbor's or a portable phone.

What do you do if you're home alone?
If there are no grown-ups in your home and you hear a fire alarm, leave immediately.

· Do not try to find the fire.
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Go to a neighbor's home, and ask an adult to call the fire department.
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It there are fire alarms boxes in your neighborhood, learn where they are and how to use them. NEVER play with fire alarm boxes.

Apartment Buildings
Some large apartment buildings have special plans for what you should do when you hear a fire alarm. If you live in a large apartment building, talk to the grown-ups in your home so you'll know what to do. If you hear a fire alarm, follow the plan or do what the adults in your household tell you to do. If firefighters come to help you escape, follow their instructions.

Public Buildings
It you hear a fire alarm in a restaurant, mall, library, or other public building, leave the building immediately, following any instructions you may hear over a public address system or from adults who work in the building.

 

 
 
 

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