October is National Fire Safety Month

October is National Fire Safety Month and DOAS is encouraging everyone to promote fire safety with these best practices.

  • Ensure that your smoke alarms are working properly by performing monthly tests and replacing batteries at least once per year.
  • Create a fire escape plan and practice home fire drills twice a year.
  • Teach children about fire safety.
  • Have a fire extinguisher available in case of emergency.
  • Keep flammable materials in a safe area.
  • Be alert in the kitchen.
  • Blow out candles and store matches in a safe area, out of children’s reach.
  • Do not over plug electrical outlets.
  • Make digital copies of important documents.

In the event of a fire emergency, evacuate immediately, stay away from the area, and call 9-1-1 for help.



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