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Apr 12, 2006
E.D.I.T.H. can save your life! Who is this E.D.I.T.H. that can save your life? This E.D.I.T.H. isnot a person, but a plan you make to escape from fire in your home.E - escape,  D - drills,  I - in,  T - the,  H - home.Fires in the home are the cause of many deaths. In fact, 70% of all fatalities byfire occur in private residences
Apr 12, 2006
There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container--suggested items are marked with an asterisk(*)
Apr 12, 2006
This is a brief overview of the important points of using a portable fire extinguisher. Fire can be devastating, but when used properly, a fire extinguisher can save lives and property. FIRE Fire is the process that occurs when heat, fuel, and oxygen join together, either by chemical chain reaction, Nature or by human intervention
Apr 12, 2006
Check out how fast a fire can progress in your home!  I bet you thought you had more time to get out!  Quick response of the Fire Dept. is crucial, even a few seconds can make the difference in controlling a fire or saving your life.  Click on the link below to see video of how quickly a fire grows.  Amazing! http://www.usfa.fema.gov/download
Apr 12, 2006
Fire Safety: Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors sound an alarm when a fire starts, alerting people before they are trapped or overcome by smoke. With smoke detectors, your risk of dying in a home fire is cut nearly in half. Replace batteries once a year, or whenever a detector chirps to signal that its battery is low
Apr 12, 2006
What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is generated through incomplete combustion of fuel such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, kerosene, coal, and charcoal, gasoline or wood.This incomplete combustion can occur in a variety of home appliances
Apr 12, 2006
Consumer Product Safety Commission Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires CPSC Document # 5022Updated June 2003   The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct
Apr 12, 2006
ELECTRICAL SAFETY Each year the Keene Fire Department responds to fires and medical emergencies caused by electrical malfunction. Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 people are killed and thousands more injured in electrical fire or shock incidents. It is important to know how to use electrical appliances safely and how to recognize electrical hazards
Apr 12, 2006
Outdoor Grill safety Before using your BBQ for the first time this season, check it thoroughly to ensure that all hoses are clear and firmly attached and that there are no leaks or blockages. Never use water to control grease flare-ups on gas barbeques. Before having a propane cylinder filled, check it for dents, gouges or other signs of disrepair
Apr 12, 2006
Surviving a Fire in Your Home Here are a few important steps to help you survive a fire in your home. It's 3 a.m. and your smoke alarm sounds. What should you do? Don't waste valuable time getting dressed. Before leaving your room, feel the door for heat. If the door is hot, don't open it. Leave by your alternate exit


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