HOME SAFETY INFORMATION
Keep your Home and Family Safe
*Fire Escape Planning
* Sleepover Safety
* Older Adult Safety Planning
* Disaster Preparedness
* Animal Preparedness
* Safety Educator Newsletter
*** THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN:
It is essential to create and practice a fire escape plan in not only your home, but in homes away from home. A fire escape plan
prepares you and your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds.
Use this ESCAPE PLANNING GUIDE and GRID: Escape_Plan
Visit the following websites for further information:
*** SLEEPOVER FIRE SAFETY FOR KIDS
Is your child safe staying overnight at a friend's home?
Before you permit your child to sleepover with a friend, talk to the child's parents. Depending on what you learn, it can either uncover serious fire dangers or give you peace of mind during your child's sleepover.
*** OLDER ADULT SAFETY PLANNING:
Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. Practice safe smoking, safe cooking, and safe heating in your home. With a little fire safety know-how and the tips on this Web page, you can help save lives from unintentional fire death, including your own.
Or printout this information by the USFA Retire Fire
*** DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: BE PREPARED
September has been declared as National Preparedness Month. Disasters are unpredictable and can be frightening for children. Being prepared can help lesson your child’s fears and anxieties before, during and after a disaster. Work with your children to learn the importance of being prepared and creating a family disaster kit. Visit these sites:
*** ANIMAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:
It’s important to know what to do with your pets in emergency situations.
Adobe Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.