Fire Prevention

Plan Your Escape

Plan Your Escape

GET OUT FAST In case of a fire, don’t stop for anything. Do not try to rescue possessions or pets. Go directly to your meeting place, and then call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone, a portable phone, or an alarm box. Every member of your household should know how to call the fire […]

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Simple Home Fire Prevention Measures

Simple Home Fire Prevention Measures

Crush your cigarette and cigar stubs thoroughly before discarding them. Provide yourselves with ashtrays. Do not smoke in bed. Oil or gas and other native lamps should be placed away from curtains and other objects that easily catch fire. Do not put them where the wind, children, cats or other moving being may topple them. […]

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Shopping Safety Tips

Shopping Safety Tips

1. Allow smoking only on specified areas posted with “Smoking Permitted” signs. Provide plenty of large ashtrays. “No Smoking” rule should be clearly established and strictly enforced. 2. All exits in every floor of the building should be plainly marked. Never permit the obstruction of any aisle or exit. 3. Be sure that the basic […]

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Precautions Against Electrical Hazards

Precautions Against Electrical Hazards

1. Check regularly your electrical installations, and have all frayed wiring, damaged sockets, switches, and other defective electrical fixtures changed or repaired promptly. 2. All electrical installations, repairs and changes should be undertaken by competent individuals. Only licensed electricians should be allowed to undertake such work. 3. Never run electrical cords under rugs. Cords of […]

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Tips in Aiding Burns

NEVER APPLY OINTMENTS, BUTTER, OR OTHER SUBSTANCE TO BURNS SMALL HEAT BURNS Remove clothing if not stuck. Immerse burned areas in lukewarm water or apply compact, (never use ice) unless skin is open or blistered. Cover burn with sterile or clean dressing. MAJOR HEAT BURNS Call for emergency help (usually 117) or rush conscious victim […]

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Christmas Safety Tips

Christmas Safety Tips

1. Holiday Lights Maintain Your Holiday Lights – Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory. Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets – Do not link more than […]

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Exit Drill in the Home

Exit Drill in the Home

HOWTO SURVIVE Install smoke detectors and keep them in working order. Make an escape plan and “practice” it. Consider installing an automatic fire- sprinkler system. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE Once a fire has started, there is no time to plan how to get out. Sit down with your family today, and make a step-by-step plan for […]

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