- Build fires in areas away from overhanging trees and on flat ground
- Clear area of all leaf and woody debris
- Ring your fire area with rocks
- Keep your fire small
- NEVER leave fire unattended
- Have water and shovel on hand
- Put out fire at first signs of increased winds and change in its direction
- To put out fire… drench fire with water, stir and drench again; stir ashes; drench under and around your ring of rocks
- “Cold Trail”: with the back of your bare hand, touch the entire fire area for heat; drench again until fire is DEAD OUT
How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan
- Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.
- Visit each room. Find two ways out.
- All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
- Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
- Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
- Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
- Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
- Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
- Practice your home fire escape drill!
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