General Safety Tips

  • Keep matches out of the reach of children
  • Do not overload electrical sockets or run electrical cords under carpets
  • Install smoke detectors in your home
  • Take care with portable heat generating appliances such as irons, kettles and heaters
  • Develop and practice an escape plan - plan two ways out of every bedroom
  • Never use flammable liquids for starting braai fires or to remove stains from clothing

Know what to do if a fire occured

  • Display your local Fire Department telephone number near the phone then learn it
  • Crawl low in smoke
  • Never open a door that is hot to the touch
  • Wake everybody in the house
  • If your clothing catches fire - STOP, DROP, ROLL
  • Have a safe place to meet out of the house
  • Never re-enter the house for pets or personal belongings
  • Tackle the fire if it is safe to do so

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