Home Fire Escape Planning

Each year there are millions of fires, thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars lost to fire. The District of Columbia has the second highest fire death rate in the United States. Residential fires account for 70% to 80% of all civilian fire deaths in the United States. To reduce your risk of becoming a statistic follow the fire safety tips below:

Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors

Install a smoke detector outside of every sleeping area.

Install a smoke detector on every level of your home.
Test your smoke detector monthly.
Change the battery in your smoke detector twice a year when you change the time on your clocks.
Draw an Escape Plan of Your House

Include all doors and windows.
Have a primary and a secondary escape route from every area.
Select a safe meeting place outside your home and show it on your plan.
Practice the Plan with Your Family

First walk through your plan.
Practice your plan at least twice a year.
Alternate between day and night, primary and secondary escape routes.
Get Out and Stay Out

If you smell smoke, see fire, or hear your smoke detector, follow your escape plan.
Get low�crawl to avoid the dangers of heat and smoke.
Feel the door with the back of your hand. If the door is hot, do not open. Use your alternate exit, such as a window.
Never use elevators. Use the stairs.
Once out�stay out. e missing, their approximate ages, and location last seen.
Call for Help

When your family is gathered at your meeting place, send one person to a neighbor's house to call the Fire Department.
Call 911, stay calm, give the operator your address, and relay the nature of the call.
Stay on the line until the operator tells you to hang up.

Wayne Township Fire & Rescue
Clermont County, Ohio
First Aid at a Glance

Please note that the source for these first aid instructions is The American Red Cross and different signs, symptoms, and their causes may dictate variation in the appropriate treatment. When in doubt, always call 911 first and the Fire and EMS call taker is prepared to give you instructions over the phone until we arrive at your emergency.

Ailment Signs and Symptoms First Aid
Poison Control (202) 625-3333  Symptoms vary greatly.
Aids to determine whether poison was swallowed:
Information from victim or observer
Presence of poison container
Condition of victim (sudden onset of pain or illness)
Burns around lips
Breath odor
Pupil contracted to pinpoint size
Save label or container for I.D.

Dilute the poison with milk or water
Do not neutralize with counteragents
Do not give oils

Maintain open airway (victim on side)

Give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR if necessary
Do not give fluids, do not induce vomiting

Do not restrain victim
Loosen tight clothing
Watch for airway obstruction
Do not give fluids
Do not induce vomiting

Skin pale (or bluish), cold to touch; possibly moist or clammy
Victim weak

Rapid pulse (over 100)
Rate of breathing usually increases; may be shallow or deep and irregular
CALL 911
Keep victim lying down.
Cover him only enough to keep him from losing body heat
Pain and tenderness
May have difficulty moving injured part
Obvious deformities - swelling and discoloration
CALL 911
Keep broken bone end and adjacent joints from moving, and give care for shock.
Acute pain in chest, upper abdomen, or down left arm
Extreme shortness of breath
CALL 911
Place victim in a comfortable position, usually sitting up. If not breathing, give rescue breathing. DO NOT give liquids to unconscious victims.

CALL 911
Keep victim warm and lying down, head turned to the side. If breathing stops, give rescue breathing. Never give an unconscious person food or liquids
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