Nobody expects a fire. But it's very important to have a plan just in case there is one. Fire can happen anywhere, in your home, apartment or place of business. In case of fire, what you don't know can hurt you. Keep in mind fires don't always happen to someone else. Having an escape plan could make the difference between life and death for you and your family.
- Have a Fire Escape Plan: Have a family meeting to discuss what to do if there is a fire. Plan two ways out of each room. Practice your plan.
- Decide On a Meeting Place: By deciding on a meeting place, you will know if everyone got out safely.
- Send The Alarm: Dial 911 to report a fire, from a neighbors after you have escaped the fire.
- Don't Panic, Stay Low And Go: Feel the door on your way out with the back of your hand. If the door is hot, do not open it. If there's smoke, escape by staying very low to the floor where the air is cooler.
- Open a Window If Your Trapped: Open a window to let out heat and smoke. If you can't get out, wave a sheet, article of clothing etc. out the window to get help.
- Don't Go Back: Once you and your family are out, do not go back into a fire for anything! Your life is your most valuable possession. Lives are lost ever year because this important rule is not followed.
- Be Prepared: Provide alternatives for anyone with a disability. Can everyone in your home unlock and open windows?
- pdf Uniform Code Fire Notification Form (551 KB)
- Open Burning Law please follow the link and look for chapter 238
- Smoke Detectors - did you know that most fire deaths occur in the home?
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Top 10 Home Fire Safety Tips
- Plan your escape from a fire in your home
- Fire Facts - information that will help you identify and eliminate potential fire hazards.