Thursday, August 27, 2009


1. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.

2. Keep matches, lighters and the like away from children.

3. Do not hang clothes over a hot stove, and make sure that your kitchen curtains do not get near the stove.

4. When lighting candles, make sure that no inflammable drapery or materials get near them.

5. Do not use inflammable cleaning liquids in a closed room or near a fire.

6. Ensure that cigars and cigarette butts are disposed of properly.

7. If your clothing catches fire, lie down at once and smother the flames by rolling up in a blanket, rug or overcoat, leaving the head uncovered.

8. When getting out of a burning building, or in helping someone else get out, remember that the best air is likely to be 3 or 4 feet above floor level, that leaving doors and windows open will create drafts and make the fire burn more fiercely, and that the air on the other side of the door that feels hot to the hand may be so hot that it will be fatal to inhale it.

9. Do not try to extinguish an oil or grease fire with water. Use sand or salt instead, to smother it.


Mom on September 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM said...

It should be noted that parents of children should keep a fire extinguisher in their bedroom, as well as in the kitchen.

Having a fire extinguisher in your bedroom will help should there be a fire in the middle of the night. Let's face it, few parents are going out of the house without getting their children first. Keep the fire extinguisher close by to help you get to your kids.

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