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February 22, 2018

Community Update

by Paul S. Wilson, Fire Chief

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY

  1. Have smoke alarms that work…
    Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home, inside each bedroom and in the hallway outside of the bedrooms.  Test your smoke alarms once a month.  Use a broom handle to gently push the “test button.”

    Replace batteries with new ones at least once a year or when the smoke alarm “chirps,” which signals low battery power.  If your smoke alarms are ten years old or older, get new ones.

  2. Make a home escape plan…
    Know how to get out of every room of your home.  Clean out clutter.  Move any furniture that blocks your way.  Make sure doors and windows open easily.

  3. If you can’t get out…
    Keep a phone in your bedroom to call for help if you can’t get out quickly.  Dial 9-1-1 and keep your bedroom door closed, to protect you from the smoke.

  4. A special message for smokers…
    Use “fire-safe” cigarettes and smoke outside.  Use large, deep ashtrays on sturdy surfaces like a table.  Use water to wet cigarette and cigar butts before putting them in the trash. Stay alert.  Do not smoke if you feel sleepy, have taken medication or had alcohol to drink.

  5. A recipe for safe cooking…
    Always stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stove.  Avoid loose clothing and roll-up your sleeves before you start to cook.  Use oven mitts.  If you get a burn, immediately cool it with water for 3 to 5 minutes. 

Call 9-1-1 for an emergency

Your Cathedral City Fire Department

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