If fire breaks out in your home, you must get out fast. Plan two ways out of every room and have flash lights and first-aid kits ready in your family. Fire escape routes must not include elevators, which might take you right to the fire! Choose a meeting place outside where everyone should gather. Once you are out, stay out! Have the whole family practice the escape plan at least twice a year. In additions, do not block exits or hallways.
If an appliance smokes or begins to smell unusual, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Check all your electrical cords, and replace any that are cracked or frayed. If you use extension cords, replace any that are cracked or frayed and don't overload them or run them under rugs. Remember that fuses and circuit breakers protect you from fire: don't tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size.
Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet (1 meter) from paper, curtains, furniture, clothing, bedding, or anything else that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed, and keep children and pets well away from them.
Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, and don't leave cooking unattended. Keep your pot's handles turned inward so children won't knock or pull them over the edge of the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, and then turn off the burner.
In the hands of a child, matches or lighters are extremely dangerous. Store them up high where kids can't reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet. And teach your children from the start that matches and lighters are tools for adults, not toys for kids. If children find matches, they should tell an adult immediately.
Never smoke in bed or when drowsy or medicated. Provide smokers with deep, sturdy ashtrays. Douse cigarette and cigar butts with water before disposal.
Those who have difficult in responding to fire should not leave home alone without adults or able-bodied families. Once fire happens, children, the aged, physically-impaired or mentally-impaired dependents are not easy to escape from fire.
or your safety, use flame-proof materials when you decorate the interior of a room or building. Once fire happens, these materials can stop or reduce the spread of initial fire.
Clean out storage areas in and around residence. Do not let trash, such as old newspapers and magazines, accumulate. Also, do not park motorcycle in the arcade or entrance for preventing arson.
Install A-B-C-type fire extinguishers in your residence and teach family members how to use them for extinguishing at the beginning of fire. Consider install Smoke Detectors to warn you of fire in time to let you escape. Install them on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's directions, and test once a week. Replace batteries twice a year, or when the detector chirps to signal that the battery is dead. Don't ever take the battery out for other uses.