"Fear is NOT an Option"
PROTECTING THE LIVES
AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE
"EMS Agency of the Year"
Cicero Fire Department provides Fire Prevention to a number of schools and business in the community.
The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes.
It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan. This year’s theme,“Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. NFPA
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There’s more to fire prevention than just having two ways out. Use these tips to plan your escape and stay fire safe!
Download the home fire Escape Plan (PDF, 844 KB), and mark a door and a window that can be used out of every room.
Plan your escape
Make a map of your home (PDF, 844 KB). Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home.
Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family practice the plan twice a year.
Know when to go
If there is a fire in your home, there will be smoke.
A smoke alarm will let you know there is a fire.
A smoke alarm makes a loud noise – beep, beep, beep.
When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
Go to your family outside meeting place.
Sound the alarm
Ask a grown-up to check to be sure there are smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area.
Remind grown-ups to test smoke alarms once a month.
Remind grown-ups to stay in the kitchen when cooking. Keep things that can burn (potholders, towels, and paper) away from the stove.
Stay three feet away from the stove when a grown-up is cooking.
Help grown-ups check electrical cords to make sure they are not damaged.
Turn down the Heat
Remind grown-ups to keep space heaters 3 feet from anything that can burn.
Grown-ups should always turn off space heaters every time they leave the room and before going to bed.
Remind grown-ups never to use an oven to heat your home.
Candle with care
Remind grown-ups to put out lit candles when they leave a room.
Stay three feet away from burning candles.