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Seven out of ten fires occur in the home, if you practice fire prevention, you can stop those fires.
Here are some tips you help you remove common fire hazards:
Always remember - if you clothing catches on fire – DO NOT RUN! Running makes the fire spread faster.
STOP - DO NOT RUN!
DROP - Drop wherever you are, covering your face with your hands.
ROLL - Roll over and over to smother the flames.
If someone else’s clothes catch fire, tell them to get to the floor or ground and roll over and over to smother the flames. Tell them not to run.
To further assist you in creating and maintaining your fire escape plan, please use the Home Fire Escape Worksheet.
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Working smoke alarms cut your risk of dying in a fire by almost half.
Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February.
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.
The Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office, recommends these grilling safety tips:
Here are some tips to assist you in preventing fires while frying turkeys:
For those choosing to use consumer fireworks, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal suggests you follow these safety tips: