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As described on FirefighterCloseCalls.com:
This is a short film that visually demonstrates the dangers and challenges faced by firefighters during a structure fire. This film serves to educate recruit firefighters, elected officials, city hall dwellers and the public in fire department operations. It demonstrates the need for a safe aggressive interior attack coupled with adequate resources in order to save lives and reduce property loss.
FIRE SAFETY: TIPS FROM THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
Here are some fire safety tips that can help to prevent a fire emergency in your home:
- Put matches, lighters and candles out of reach and out of sight of children.
- Do not leave children alone near lit candles, fireplace or other open flame.
- Install smoke detectors on every level, particularly outside of sleeping areas.
- Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher in your kitchen, near the furnace, in the garage, or anywhere else a fire might start.
- Never smoke in bed. Always completely extinguish smoking materials before dumping ashes.
- Donít leave food cooking unattended.
- Donít use appliances with worn or exposed wires.
- Have chimneys inspected and cleaned every year.
- Use only approved space heaters with automatic shut-off controls and have them serviced annually.
- Test your smoke detectors monthly and replace the batteries twice a year, when you change your clocks.
- Gas or charcoal grills should only be used outdoors. Exercise caution when handling or igniting propane or lighting fluid.
- Make sure fireplaces, outdoor firepits and other sources of open flame are completely screened and enclosed.
For more information, please take the time to visit the National Safety Council Website.
Kids' Room: Fire Safety - Just for kids, created by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
After a Fire: Returning to Normal - This 16-page booklet provides information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacement of valuable documents, salvage hints, fire department operations, and more.
NOAA Fire Weather - The NOAA Fire Weather Information Center is a roundup of various NOAA Web sites and information on the latest weather forecasts, including satellite images and graphics.
FIRESAFETY.GOV - An informative resource for everyone. Their goal is to provide information that will eliminate residential fire deaths.