Fire Safety

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Fire Safety_coverPrevention is the best way to keep your home safe from fire.

Make your home fire-safe:
  • Install smoke alarms.
  • Test smoke alarms regularly.
  • Place one or more ABC rated fire extinguishers in your home.
  • Consider installing automatic fire sprinklers when possible.
  • Be extremely cautious using portable heaters and follow all instructions carefully.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Never leave candles burning unattended.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets or power strips.
  • Do not burn trash outdoors and always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  • Sweep gutters, roofs, and eaves regularly and remove dead branches around or near chimneys.
Kitchen safety considerations:
  • Never leave food cooking unattended.
  • Wear clothes with tight fitting sleeves when cooking.
  • Keep stove surfaces free from clutter.
  • Keep an ABC rated fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
For those who may need extra assistance: 
  • Install a phone where you sleep.
  • Install alarms with flashes and vibration if necessary.
  • Designate a family member, roommate, or neighbor to assist you evacuating.
Plan your escape routes:
  • Determine at least 2 ways out.
  • Consider escape ladders for upper floors.
  • Choose a meeting place ahead of time for family members and/or neighbors.
  • Practice your plan.
Escape safely:
  • Once you are out, stay out!
  • If you must exit through smoke, crawl low along the floor.
  • Feel closed doors for heat before opening. (use the back of the hand, not the palm).
  • Call 9-1-1.
Fire facts you should know:
  • Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round.
  • Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. 
  • Source: www.nfpa.org
Fire Stations in West Hollywood:
Los Angeles County Fire Station No.7 (310) 358-3430
Los Angeles County Fire Station No.8 (323) 654-5445
 
Other resources:
Fire Safety Tips
FEMA: 1 (800) 480-2520 or http://www.fema.gov
American Red Cross: (310) 445-9900 or www.redcross.org
National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org
 
For more information:

City of West Hollywood Public Safety Department: (323) 848-6414  TTY (323) 848-6496
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station: (310) 855-8850
For all emergencies, please dial 9-1-1

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