Fire Department

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Fire Safety Checklist

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Fire Safety Checklist: 

The Gallup Fire Department would like to offer the following Fire Safety Checklist for you and your family.


Can You Answer Yes to Each of the Questions Below? 

  • Do you have smoke detectors in kitchen, bedrooms, on each floor?
  • Have you checked the detector batteries in the last 6 months?
  • Do you have enough fire extinguishers?
  • Have you checked the fire extinguishers in the last 6 months?
  • Have stored flammable materials carefully?
  • Are exits clear and doors and windows easy to open for a quick escape?
  • Do you have a family escape plan and have you practiced this?

Look For Warning Signs -- These May Be Fire Hazards 

 

  • Dimming lights, tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
  • Hot electrical cords or plugs or exposed wires and old cords
  • Burning smells
  • Gas odors

Do 

  • Have a family plan to get out of the house in case of a fire with a designated meeting place outside.
  • Store flammable materials safely (away from the home and small children.)
  • Use a licensed electrician for repairs.
  • Test cigarette butts, fireplace ashes, and burnt matches before throwing away.

Don’t 

  • Leave anything burning unattended or appliances on when not present.
  • Overload electrical outlets.
  • Smoke in bed.

What To Do In Case of a Fire: 

  • Get Out and Stay Out: Family meeting place outside.
  • Touch doors to see if they’re hot before opening.
  • Stay low and go.
  • If your cloths or hair catch fire STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
  • Call 911.

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