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After the Fire Information

The First 24 Hours - Securing Yourself and The Site

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Apartment Living

Fire safety guideline tips for apartment living.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it, you can be overcome by Carbon Monoxide without any warning.

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Children and the Elderly

In 2001, an estimated 99,400 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for burn-related injuries. Young children are particularly vulnerable to burn-related injuries and death. Young children’s skin is thinner than adults’ and can suffer serious burns more quickly.

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Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the U.S. When cooking, remember to keep an eye on the range.

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Open Burning

The Open Burn Program regulates open outdoor burning in order to limit pollution, decrease the chance of fire damage to property and injuries. Small bonfires, cooking, and burning piled vegetative material are conditionally allowed.

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Smoke Alarms

In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. They are a very important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal -- so you and your family can escape. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

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Smoking materials is the leading cause of fire deaths in the U.S. One in every four fire deaths was attributed to smoking. Smoking should never be allowed in a home where oxygen is in use, encourage smokers to smoke outside. Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials.

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When To Call 911

What reasons should I call 911?

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