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Fire Safety

​This Tailgate Talk is part of the NLTAPA collection.

Fire is one of the most common disasters. Fire causes more deaths than any other type of disaster. With early warning from smoke detectors and everyone knowing how to escape from their workplace or home, fires do not have to be so deadly. Here are a few things to consider when planning your escape route:

  • Determine at least two ways to escape from every room.

  • Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Learn how to use and store them near the window.

  • Select a location outside your home where everyone will meet.

  • Practice your escape plan at least twice a year. Use a blanket to simulate a layer of smoke to teach the kids to stay low. Make it a fun family or work event!

  • If you see smoke or fire in your first escape route, use your second way out.

  • If you are escaping through a closed door, feel the door before opening it. If it is warm then use your second way out.

  • Keep all exits, exit passageways and stairs clear at all times.

  • Once you are out stay out!!!

Remember - fire prevention is your best protection!!!

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