Fire Prevention Tips
In addition to responding to fire, medical and rescue emergencies, Aberdeen Fire Department aims to educate community members about the measures they can take to reduce the risk of property damage, injury, or death.
PROPERLY MAINTAINED SMOKE ALARM
Watch the video that Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Department recorded together with our AFD and HFD Firefighters. " All about life saving Smoke Alarms with Sparky the Fire Dog".
HOW TO CREATE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN
If a fire does occur, a few seconds can make a big difference to help you and your family escape safely. These tips can help you create a house fire evacuation plan.
- 1. Plan for everyone. Take into account the special needs of everyone in your household, including young children and elderly family members who may not be very mobile.
- 2. Find two ways out.
- 3. Involve children in planning.
- 4. Choose a meeting spot. Decide on a meeting place outside, such as a neighbors house, mailbox or somewhere else out in the front of your house so emergency responders can see you when they arrive.
- 5. Check smoke alarms.
- 6. Be visible. Make sure that your house number can be seen quickly from the street by emergency responders.
- 7. Respond quickly. Make sure everyone knows that if a smoke alarm sounds, They need to get out immediately.
- 8. Have a back up plan. If the planned exit route is blocked and it is not possible to leave the house, close all the doors between you and the fire. place a towel under the door and go to an exterior-facing window. Call 911 and let them know your location.
- 9. Share with everyone. Go over the plan with everyone who lives in the house and with visitors and overnight guests.
- 10. Practice regularly. Practice and review the plans regularly (at least once a year).
Watch the video Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Department's recorded together with our AFD and HFD Firefighters as actors. What happens when you call 911?