*Appliances are never used near water.
*Showers and tubs should have slip-resistant rubber mats or decals.
*Small rugs and runners are slip-resistant.
*Hot water heater is set no higher than 120F.
*All medicines are stored in original containers that are child-resistant, high out of the reach of children.
*There should be smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home and near the bedrooms.
*Smoke alarms should be clean and dust-free.
*Smoke alarm batteries should be replaced according to instructions or at least once a year.
*Heating pads should be turned off before sleeping.
Home Fire Drills/Plan:
*Home fire drills should be held often, during the day and at night.
*Know 2 ways out of every room.
*Fire escape routes are safe and clear of clutter.
*Windows, doors and screens can be opened easily.
*A rope ladder is used for higher floors.
*A Safe Meeting Place is selected.
*Exits and stairways are safe.
*If there is a fire, crawl low below the smoke.
*Never go back inside for anything.
*Know how to stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch on fire.
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