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Fire Tips

firetipsFire is a devastating event. Each year, more than 25,000 Americans are injured in fires. Over 4,000 people are killed annually including more than 100 firefighters on duty. Direct loss due to fires is estimated at nearly $9 billion annually. Intentionally set structure fires alone result in an estimated $700 million in property damage every year. And the majority of these tragedies could have been prevented by observing the following:

  1. Install smoke alarms. Your chances of dying in a fire will be reduced by 50%.
  2. Review escape plans with your family, especially with children.
  3. Never smoke in bed.
  4. Never assume someone else has called the fire department. Call us immediately at (631) 423-3131.
  5. Never go back inside a burning building for any reason.
  6. Never overload extension cords or outlets.
  7. Never put space heaters near combustible or flammable materials.
  8. Be careful when cooking.
  9. Always clean the filter in your dryer after each use.
  10. Never use a barbecue or store propane indoors.