Have you checked the batteries in your Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector lately? Change the batteries and dust the filter everytime you change your clock! If you hear a smoke detector go off, get out of the house immediately.
Never play with matches or a cigarette lighter. They are not toys.
Do you own a fire extinguisher? Do you know the different types?
Create a home escape plan, know two ways out from every room, especially bedrooms. Pick a meeting place outside your home. Practice fire drills regularly so you know exactly what to do in case of a fire.
If you are faced with Fire:
If you smell smoke, get on your hands and knees and crawl to the door. It's easier to breathe on the floor because your under the smoke. NEVER open a door if it feels warm. There could be fire on the other side. Open a window if you can and yell for help.
Never try to hide from a fire, especially under the bed or in a closet.
Get out of the house fast, don't stop for toys or pets, the firefighters will try to save them!
If your clothes catch fire, don't run. 1.) Stop, 2.) Drop to the floor, 3.) Roll untill the flames go out.
When out of the house, stay at the family meeting place until you meet all of your family, unless it is dangerous or a firefighter ask's you to move.
Once you meet with your family be sure to call the Fire Department or call 911. Tell the operator your name, address, and where the fire is. Don't hang up untill the operator tells you to!
Firefighters use special equipment and wear special gear to protect them from smoke and fire. Never run away or hide from a firefighter. Their gear makes them look scary, but don't be afraid. They are there to help you.