[trx_accordion counter=”off” initial=”1″ icon_closed=”icon-down” icon_opened=”icon-up” top=”inherit” bottom=”inherit” left=”inherit” right=”inherit”] [trx_accordion_item title=”Install smoke detectors”]Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. Smoke detectors sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both smoldering and burning fires. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure. Purchase smoke detectors labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM).[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Post emergency numbers near telephones”]Beware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Design an efficient emergency plan”]Locate all possible safe fire escape exits. Test windows and doors—do they open easy enough? Are they wide enough or tall enough? Draw a floor plan with at least two ways of escaping every room Choose a safe meeting place outside the house Practice evacuating the building blindfolded. In a real fire situation, the amount of smoke generated by a fire most likely will make it difficult to see[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Space Heaters Need Space”]Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that is flammable. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to sleep. Children and pets should always be kept away from them.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Smokers Need To Be Extra Careful”]Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths in the world.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Be Careful Cooking”]Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear short or tight-fitted sleeves when cooking. Keep the handles of pots turned inward so they do not over-hang the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan and smother the flames, then turn off the burner.[/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Keep children away from flammable objects”][/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Use Electricity Safely”]In the hands of a child, matches and lighters can be deadly! Store them where kids can’t reach them, preferably in locked or elevated areas. Teach children that matches and lighters are “tools” and should only be used by adults./sidetabs_item] If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and don’t overload extension cords; they should not be run under rugs. Never tamper with the fuse box or use the improper sized fuse. [/trx_accordion_item] [trx_accordion_item title=”Be Careful of Halogen Lights”]If you have halogen lights, make sure they are away from flammable drapes and low ceiling areas. Never leave them on when you leave your home or office.[/trx_accordion_item] [/trx_accordion]