Home Fire Plan

Fire prevention is the best way to reduce the likelihood of a fire in your home.

Things YOU can do to prevent a fire:

  • Keep combustibles away from all heat sources such as water heaters and space heaters

  • Clean build up of lint in your clothes dryer

  • Do not overload electrical outlets

  • Keep flammable liquids such as gasoline stored properly and away from all heat sources

  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected yearly

  • Do not leave cooking food unattended

 

It is important to be prepared in case you do have a fire.

  • Have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to alert everyone of a fire

  • Fire extinguishers or garden hose for small fires

  • Home exit plan- what to do and how to get out of house if a fire occurs

  • Outside meeting place- meeting place outside the home to make sure everyone is out of the house

  • Call 911

  • Discuss and practice this plan especially with children

 

For more information please go this Oregon State Fire Marshal link:

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/escapeplan.aspx

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