In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. Use a screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks. This information shall not be reprinted or distributed without the permission of the Nanuet Fire Engine Company. Having a properly installed and working smoke alarms in your home increases your family's chance of safely escaping a fire by up to 50 percent. Fuel-burning appliances, like gas furnaces, stoves and water heaters, wood burning fireplaces, kerosene or propane heaters can all produce carbon monoxide. Identify the quickest, safest way to get out of the house from every room,including upper floors.
If your clothes catch fire - stop, drop, cover your face with your hands and roll to smother the flames. In a fire, the safest area for breathing is near the floor where the air is cooler and cleaner, so remember to crawl low in smoke. Call the fire brigade from a neighbour's house, public or mobile phone and wait for them to arrive.
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly.
Fires are a tragic occurrence that can have life-changing effects on many aspects of your family’s lives. It's critical to have a smoke detector and fire extinguisher to protect your family and home from major disasters. Preventing a fire in the home can be accomplished by being prepared and cautious of hazards. Knowing the proper prevention and fire safety techniques is important for both children and adults to learn. The above resources were for you, the adult, and here is a list to share with your children. There are several types of fire extinguishers available, but the best for home use is a multipurpose "ABC" type extinguisher. Fire ExtinguisherAreas that are prone to fires, such as the kitchen, furnace area, garage and workshop, should have a fire extinguisher readily available.
Although we hold Fire Prevention programs year round, every October kicks off the National Fire Prevention Week campaign. Do not re-enter the building until the fire department or Orange & Rockland Utilities says it is okay to do so.
In 2012 there were 3,800 house fires resulting in the loss of 12 lives and causing property damage in excess of $97 million.

House fires can be highly dangerous or even deadly, so it's important for everyone in your family to be aware of proper fire prevention and safety.
Smoke detectors should be installed in every room of the home, especially the bedrooms and the kitchen. These fire facts are highly useful in stressful situations and may be essential for your survival in the event of a fire. Children of all ages must know how to call for help, how to get out of a burning building, and what actions to take should their clothes catch fire.
Meeting PlaceDesignate a meeting place at a safe distance from the home to meet after escaping a fire. The Fire Safety House features a video presentation area to view and discuss various fire safety issues. Local scouting groups and day care centers have also visited the Fire Safety House at our Bardonia sub-station where it is stored.
Each year, thousands of children suffer mild to serious injuries as a result of fire-related situations, with nearly 500 of these cases being fatalities. It’s vital for every member of your family to know how to dial 911, escape a burning home, and use a fire extinguisher, but for children in an emergency situation, this can be a lot to remember. Keep fire extinguishers available in a known place and ensure that every family member knows how to use them. By following these simple fire safety techniques, you can help keep your family safe at home, camp or wherever you may be.
It is also important for young kids to learn this kind of information using language and visuals so they understand and remember as much as possible. The Citizens Hose Company - Shortsville Fire Department fire prevention and safety team is dedicated to preventing fires and injuries in the community through proactive education and training for people of all ages.
Most space heater fires are caused by the space heater being too close to things that can burn. Most fires can be prevented with common sense and simple fire safety techniques that will help you and your family stay safe even in the event of a fire. There are many resources available that can be posted around the house to protect everyone from tragedy. Call the fire department as soon as possible and follow your family's escape plan to exit the building. If you ever become caught in a fire, you will have the proper know-how to escape safely without harm. This is the presentation given by Bob Case and Donna Schaertl at the 2009 Fire and Life Safety Educators Conference at the NYS Fire Academy at Montour Falls.
Having a fire extinguisher in your home can increase your chances of keeping a small fire from getting out of control and becoming a deadly rage.

While home fires are a risk for any family, taking the proper precautions and having a plan of action could be life-saving if the worst should ever happen.
Families should develop an escape plan and practice it regularly to ensure that everyone is prepared in the event of a fire. It has been said many times that the most effective method of fighting fire is to prevent it from starting.
The Nanuet Fire Engine Company and its members shall not be held liable to any persons for the information provided in this web site for any loss, damages, injuries, or death that may occur as a result of reliance upon the information contained in this website.
ELECTRICAL: On average, there are more than 21,000 electrical and lighting home fires each year, resulting in 370 deaths. And please, ask those questions that you may have concerning any Fire Safety issues at home, school, or work. Space heaters are also a major fire hazard and can be dangerous if not properly maintained.
Fire extinguishers should be mounted in the kitchen, utility rooms, in the garage, and workshops. Allow children to master fire escape planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping. If children or others do not readily awaken to the sound of the smoke alarm, or if there are infants or family member with mobility limitations, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in the fire drill and in the event of an emergency.
It is recommended that you hold a fire drill while family members are sleeping in order to determine their response to the sound of the smoke alarm while sleeping and to determine whether they may need assistance in the event of an emergency. Always remember if your smoke alarm sounds, follow your family escape route, get out of the house as quickly as possible, closing all doors behind you but not locking them and call the fire department. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames. The best policy is to have several fire extinguishers located throughout the home where they are easily accessible. The Nanuet Fire Department's Fire Safety House is a fully mobile, self contained Fire and Life Safety demonstration tool. One out of every four victims of fatal smoking related fires is not the smoker who started the fire. The National Fire Protection Association credits smoke alarms with helping reduce fire-related fatalities in the U.S.

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