Fire Preparedness

While fires cause thousands of deaths each year in our state, many of these casualties could be prevented through proper planning and appropriate action.

Planning

It is very important to develop a plan of what do in the case of fire. Keep in mind that most fire-related deaths are the result of asphyxiation, so you should view smoke and fumes with as much apprehension as the fire itself. Follow these plans when forming your Fire Safety Plan:

Preparedness

In addition to carrying out regular fire drills, it's important that you realize these general rules in regards to fire safety.

Response

At the first signs of fire, do not hesitate even for a moment to evacuate everyone from the area. Keep in mind, fires often spread very quickly and can block potential exit routes in a matter of seconds. You and your family should follow your evacuation plan and do it immediately.