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Household Fires Prevention and Procedure Checklist - Department of Health and Human Services (Texas) Mobile App

Fires in homes are most often caused by cooking accidents, smoking and unsafe use of wood stoves or space heaters. use this mobile application to learn more about some things you can do to avoid a home fire or protect yourself during a fire. Being aware and having a plan of exit will help save lives.

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    Protecting against fires

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    Install smoke detectors in or near all sleeping areas and on every level of your home, including ...

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    Obtain A-B-C type fire extinguishers.

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    Know the location of all exits including windows.

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    Know two ways out of every room in case smoke or flames block your primary exit.

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    Choose a meeting place outside the home, and be sure all family members are accounted for.

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    Develop an escape plan and practice it with your family.

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    Keep folding or chain style ladders stored in each upstairs bedroom.

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    Use alternative heat sources, such as woodstoves or space heaters, safely.

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    Before using an alternative heat source, read the manufacturer’s instructions.

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    Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, or most portable or propane heaters for indoor heating.

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    Have fire-fighting materials available: dry powder, fire extinguisher, heavy tarp or blanket, and...

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    Do not smoke in the bedroom, on the couch or anywhere you might fall asleep while smoking.

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    Sleep with your bedroom door closed.

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    Make sure your house number is clearly visible from the street and that fire trucks can reach you...

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    If fire strikes

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    If there is a fire — evacuate.

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    Never use water on an electrical fire.

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    Smother oil and grease fires in the kitchen with baking soda or salt, or put a lid over the flame...

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    If caught in smoke — drop to your hands and knees and crawl; breathe shallowly through your nose ...

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    If you must move through flames — hold your breath, move quickly, cover your head and hair, keep ...

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    If your clothes catch fire, “stop, drop and roll” until the fire is out.

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    If you are in a room and cannot escape, leave the door closed, stay low to the floor and hang a w...

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