Skip to navigation Skip to content
ReallyReady America | ReallyReady Business | ReallyReady Disabilities
HomeGet A KitMake A PlanBe Informed

CLICK HERE to see local information.

Click Here for local information or use the menu below.

 

 

Fires

Both house fires and wildfires produce poisonous gases that cause disorientation and drowsiness.

How to Prepare for a Fire

  • See Get A Kit and Make A Plan for general information
  • Have at least two working smoke alarms; test them monthly
  • Clean out storage areas; do not let trash accumulate
  • Install fire extinguishers in your home

How to Respond to a House Fire

  • If you or your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop, and roll
  • If you are escaping through a closed door, use the back of your hand to feel the door before you open it and never use the palm of your hand or fingers to test for heat
    • Hot door: do not open
    • Cool door: open slowly and make sure fire and/or smoke is not blocking your escape route
  • Crawl low under any smoke to your exit; heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling
  • Close doors behind you as you escape to delay the spread of the fire
  • Stay out once you are safely out
  • Assemble at your family's meeting location
  • Call 9-1-1

How to Respond to a Wildfire

More Information

[an error occurred while processing this directive]