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2 Fire Safety In the event of a fire, it is important to remember that TIME is your biggest enemy and every second counts! In less than 30 SECONDS a small flame can grow out of control and turn into a major fire. The following are important aspects that will help you and your family prepare for a fire and remain safe.

3 Be Prepared In the next few slides we will discuss the importance of the following: A Smoke Alarm Making an Escape Plan Practicing Fire Safety What to Do After a Fire

4 Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm is the FIRST key step toward your family's safety A smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. You MUST advise your Property Manager if your smoke alarm is not working properly.

5 Escape Plans An Escape Plan will help you and your family get out of your home quickly. Children as young as three-years old can follow a fire escape plan if it is practiced often. Practicing your escape plan and fire-safe behaviors on a regular basis can mean the difference between life and death for your family.

6 Escape Plan Make sure each family member knows two routes (windows and doors) of escape out of every room. Assign adult family members who will get babies and toddlers who cannot escape on their own. Keep exits clear of debris and toys. Have a safe meeting place outside the home.

7 Teach Your Children Teach children that firefighters are there to help in an emergency. Teach your children to crawl and stay low to reduce smoke inhalation. Teach your children how to touch closed doors to see if they are hot - NEVER open a hot door. Teach children never to go back inside, once in the safe meeting place.

8 Points to Practice Practice escape plans every month.
Plan two ways out of every room. Immediately leave your home when a fire occurs. Never open doors that are hot to the touch. Designate a meeting location outside and away from your home. Once you are out, stay out!

9 Fire Insurance In case of a fire your property may be damaged directly or as a result of its proximity (for example: water and smoke damage due to a neighbor’s fire below you, above you, or next to you). Having fire insurance pays the cost of replacing your property. Fire insurance can be affordable. Your Resident Services Coordinator can help you find fire insurance quotes that may fit your household budget.

10 After a Fire Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. Work with Property Management, your Resident Services Coordinator, your insurance agent, and other local and government agencies (for example: Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.) to acquire needed aid and assistance.

11 Test A smoke alarm is an essential tool to fire safety.
True or False It is enough that I practice my fire Escape Plan once a year. True of False There are many things I can to teach my child about fire safety.

12 Test I should not bother looking into fire insurance because it is very expensive. True or False Once my family is out and safe from a fire, I should run back in and get my important papers. Every room should have two clear exits routes.


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