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Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Keep storage areas free of the trash.
Store flammable liquids and gasoline in tight metal containers outside; do not use them indoors.
Keep electrical appliances and wiring in good repair. Don't overload circuits.
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Discuss with your family step-by-step plans for an emergency fire escape and where the family will meet after the escape.
Install a smoke detector for each level of your home and test them monthly.
Have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it.
In Case of a Fire
To report a fire or other emergencies, dial 911.
Smother a small fire with wet rug, blanket or fire extinguisher.
Turn off electricity and gas sources.
Smother a grease fire with baking soda or salt or put a lid over the flame. If it is burning do not try to carry it outside.
Get out if the fire is uncontrollable. Close windows and doors behind you. Do not go back inside once you are out.
Meet your family at the designated place outside.
Go to a neighbors house to report the fire.
Forest or Brush Fire
Listen to your local radio or television. Follow instructions.
Be ready to leave the area immediately.
Locate safe areas (lakes, rivers, etc.) in advance.
Plan how and where to get in touch with family if separated.
Remember to be extremely careful with the use of fire in the forest. Wildfires kill animals and destroy valuable timber and property. Extinguish all campfires before leaving the area.
Family Disaster Plan
Hazardous Materials Incident
Shelter in Place
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