Released on October 7, 2011 - 3:15pm
Sep 26
Mayor Craig A. Moe has declared the entire month of October in the City of Laurel as Fire Prevention Month. “Protect Your Family From Fire” is NFPA’s official theme for Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 9-15.
 
During the month of October, David E. Cope, Fire Marshal and other City staff will send out Fire Prevention Public Service Announcements and visit local schools to educate children about fire prevention and safety.
 
In October, weekly tips will be provided on the City’s website www.laurel.md.us and via Public Service Announcements to help you educate your children and family about the importance of fire prevention.

 

Here are some tips to get you started:

 

10 Tips For Fire Safety

1.     For Better Visibility It Is Suggested That You Use 6” House Numbers In Place Of The Required 4” House Numbers

2.     Please Be Sure That There Is Nothing Obstructing The Visibility Of Your House Numbers

3.     If You Haven’t Already, Please Install & Test Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors Monthly

4.     For Household Hazardous Material Information Call-301-883-7681

5.     Develop An All Hazard Residential Disaster Plan For The Safety Of You And Your Family

6.     Purchase a Portable Fire Extinguisher For Each Floor Of The House

7.     Barbeque Grills Should Be 30’ Away From Residential Structures

8.     Poison Control- 1-800-222-1222

9.     Keep Matches & Lighters Away From Children

10.   Develop a Home Fire Escape Plan- Have a Safe Meeting Place Outside Of The Home And Never Go Back Inside

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