Fire Prevention / Safety
Date: Friday October 14th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Newport Fire Station (2060 1st Avenue)
Activities to include:
> Fire extinguisher training
> Fire truck rides
> Spray water with a real fire hose
> Try on real firefighting gear
This years theme is "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape."
This theme reinforces the importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of your household and practicing it regularly!
Safety Tips for Parents:
- Never leave cigarettes, candles, or any other material burning unattended.
- Always remember to turn pot handles toward the center of your stove top.
- Always remember to check your child's bath water and ensure that it is not too hot.
- Test your smoke alarm batteries monthly and change them at least twice per year.
- Only store enough gasoline to fuel your lawn mower and never store it near a water heater or any other heat generator such as a dryer.
- Teach your child how to stop, drop, and roll in the event that their clothes should catch fire.
- Have emergency phone numbers printed in an area where everyone can find them.
- Have an escape plan ready with at least two ways out of every room in case of a fire.
- Always keep two working fire extinguishers in your home.
- Talk to your children about fire hazards. Walk with them around the house and show them where the dangers are. YOU are fire prevention's number one tool.
- Do not cook without the presence of an adult.
- Never put anything over lamps.
- Do not touch radiators or heaters.
- Never play with electrical cords.
- Do not play with matches or lit, unattended cigarettes.
- Stay away from hot surfaces, such as the oven door, coffee pot, steam irons, etc.
- Never put anything in a light socket.
- Do not leave lamps burning for long periods of time.
- Never replace old or burnt out light bulbs by yourself.
- Do not play with firecrackers.
- Have your chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary.
- If you have a fireplace, use a sturdy screen.
- Allow matches and ashes to cool before disposing of them. It is best to use a metal container for disposal.
- Be sure to leave open space around space heaters. Keep all combustible material at least three feet from heating equipment.
- Turn portable heaters off when going to bed or leaving the room.
- Plug power cords only into (ground) outlets with sufficient capacity.
- Install smoke detectors in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on each level of the house. Interconnect all smoke alarms so that if one alarm sounds, they all sound.
- Install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in a central location outside of each sleeping area.
- Never use an oven to heat your home.