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INSTALL AND MAINTAIN SMOKE ALARMS
Smoke alarms warn you of a fire in time to let you escape. Install them on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and test them regularly. Replace the batteries at least once a year or when the detector chirps to signal that the battery is weak. Never borrow the smoke alarm's battery for other uses. There are different smoke alarms for use in different locations. Photoelectric smoke alarms use 

PLAN AND PRACTICE TO ESCAPE
the Clearcreek Fire District would like to invite you to make sure your family is prepared by participating in the “Great American Fire Drill!” In cooperation with the National Fire Protection Association, the Clearcreek Fire District is asking the citizens of Springboro and Clearcreek Township to practice their home escape plans.

 

First, review your fire escape plan and make sure that everyone in the family is aware of it. If you don’t have a plan, don’t put it off another day! Plan at least two ways out of your home, in case one is blocked by fire or smoke. You will also need to agree on a meeting place, where your family can gather once they have escaped the fire. Be sure to choose a meeting place that is stationary and permanent.

 

Practicing your escape plan can be lots of fun, but don’t forget that this is serious business! Fire can grow and spread through your home very quickly. When the smoke alarm sounds, you need to act right away and know exactly what to do and that takes planning and practice! Crawl low under the smoke, and make your exit as quickly and safely as possible. Once outside, go to your meeting place and make sure that no one goes back inside the home – for ANY reason! Contact the fire department by calling 911 from a neighbor’s home or cellular phone.

To learn more about home escape plans, and for fun activities for kids, be sure to visit the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa4kids.org.

 

CRAWL LOW UNDER SMOKE
If you encounter smoke using your primary exit, use your alternate route instead. If you must exit through smoke, the cleanest air will be several inches off the floor. Get down on your hands and knees, and crawl to the nearest safe exit.

STOP , DROP, AND ROLL
Everyone should know this rule: if your clothes catch fire, don’t run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.

USE CAUTION WHILE SMOKING
Carelessly discarded cigarettes cause tens of thousands of home fires every year. Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy.  Provide large, deep ash trays for smokers and put water on butts before discarding them.

BE CAREFUL COOKING
Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, and don’t leave cooking unattended. Keep your pot handles turned inward so children won’t knock or pull them over the edge of the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, then turn off the burner.

USE ELECTRICITY SAFELY
If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, and have it repaired. Check all of your electrical cords and replace any that are cracked or frayed. If you use extension cords, don’t overload them or run them under rugs. Remember that circuit breakers and fuses protect you from fire: don’t tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size.

A MATCH IS A TOOL…… FOR ADULTS
In the hands of a child, matches or lighters are extremely dangerous. Store them up high where kids can’t reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet. And teach your children from the start that matches and lighters are tools for adults, not toys for kids. If children find matches, they should tell an adult immediately.

SPACE HEATERS NEED SPACE
Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet from paper, curtains, furniture, clothing, bedding, or anything else that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed, and keep children and pets well away from them.

COOL A BURN
If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain. Do not use butter on a burn, as this could prolong the heat and further damage the skin. If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately.

Remember-
By planning ahead, you can do a lot to prevent a fire. But once a fire starts in your home, there are only two things to do: first get out, the call the fire department from a neighbors home. Don’t go back into the building no matter what. If you think someone is trapped inside, tell the fire fighters when they arrive.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions please contact the Clearcreek Fire District!

Fire and Life Safety Services

Clearcreek Fire District

925 South Main Street

Springboro, Ohio  45066

Voice: (937) 748-2766

Fax: (937) 748-2566