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Home Fire Safety



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Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:45 AM

LAPD - Van Nuys

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Community: Home Fire Safety
Hi Bel-Air Association,
The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 65 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.

Prepare

•Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters.
•Never smoke in bed.
•Talk to your children regularly about the dangers of fire, matches and lighters and keep them out of reach.
•Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room or go to sleep.

Fire Escape Planning
•Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home.
•Make sure everyone knows where to meet outside in case of fire.
•Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year and at different times of the day. Practice waking up to smoke alarms, low crawling and meeting outside. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
•Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.
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