Taking steps to make your home a safer place for you and your family is very important. This page will offer steps, instructions, and resources for you to implement and practice in your home. If you have any questions regarding fire safety, please call Crescent Twp VFD or stop by for a visit.
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Make sure you have WORKING smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors in your home. It is recommended to have a Smoke Detector on every level of your home and one in every sleeping area.
Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector installed in your home, far enough away from appliances that will cause false or constant activation.
Have an escape plan in place for your family in the event of a fire or emergency. Practice the plan frequently, and keep a diagram of the plan on your fridge.
Always have at least 2 means of escape from a room and the home.
Designate a safe meeting place outside. Examples are, neighbors yard, or neighbors home. Somewhere safe and away from danger.
When in a smoke condition, crawl and stay low to the ground, smoke and heat rise. Feel doors prior to exiting, if the door is hot, find another exit.
Dial 911 once you and your family are away from danger.
Do not take anything with you when exiting the home, including trying to find and remove pets.
Do not leave candles unattended.
Do not overload outlets or surge protectors.
Do not leave space heaters unattended, when a space heater is on, it must be at minimum 3 feet away from any objects.
Do not put water on a grease fire. Cover it with a lid.
Always clean your lint trap in your dryer after each use.