Read these important tips on fire safety from ADT, and speak to your children about what to do in the event of a fire.
- Do not overload electrical sockets or run electrical cords under carpets.
- Develop and practise an escape plan – plan two ways out of every bedroom.
- Display the fire department’s telephone number near the phone, then memorise it.
- Crawl on the floor when there is smoke.
- Never open a door that is hot to the touch.
- If there’s a fire, wake everybody in the house.
- If your clothing catches fire, STOP, DROP & ROLL.
- Have a safe place to meet outside of the house.
- Never re-enter the house for pets* or personal belongings. (* It may seem harsh, but it could mean endangering your own life.)
- Tackle the fire only if it is safe to do so.
- Store a fire extinguisher on each floor of your house and make sure it is in working order.
- Consider installing a carbon-monoxide fire detector: it’s a safe, effective and unobtrusive way of protecting a home or business against the dangers of fire, as it acts as an early-warning detection of a potential fire hazard.
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