Compiled by Dick Oakes

Fires - General

Most fire deaths occur in the home. There is a low-cost, easily obtainable device that has proven itself in saving lives: a smoke detector. Deaths from fire in the home have been substantially reduced in communities where smoke detectors are reuired. A smoke detector should be placed as close as possible to the bedrooms. It is also a good idea to install a smoke detector on each level near stairways to the rest of the house. Each member of your family should know what to do if the smoke detector goes off. A little time spent selecting escape routes and practicing what to do may save lives if a fire occurs in your home.

Before a Fire

During a Fire