October is Fire Prevention Month, and a great opportunity for us all to refresh ourselves on the best ways to practice fire safety in our everyday lives.
Read on for fire prevention tips from CCFR and the National Fire Protection Association.
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Be aware — fire can happen anywhere. Click here for even more fire safety resources.
Teaching kids about fire safety? Sparky the Fire Dog and his new friend, Simon, are helping teach this year’s Fire Prevention messages — find fun games and activities at www.sparky.org.