Foster Mound VFD
Adams County, Mississippi
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Carbon Monoxide

Some Fire Safety Tips:

  • In an emergency DIAL 911
  • Check your smoke detector batteries regularly. You should have a smoke detector on each level of your home.
  • Check your smoke detector monthly to make sure it works.
  • Have a fire escape plan--make sure if there is a fire everyone knows how to get out safely. You should plan at least two different escape routes from your home.
  • Make sure your house address is visible from the street. Help us help find you in an emergency!
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.
  • Please yield to fire and emergency vehicles. Also, when approaching an accident or fire scene please use caution.
  • If your clothes are on fire remember to Stop, Drop, and Roll.
  • Never smoke in bed!
  • If an electrical cord looks worn or damaged DO NOT plug it in. Replace the cord if possible. If an electrical appliance gives off a burning smell unplug it immediately!
  • In a smoke filled area, get down on your hands and knees, cover your face and crawl to the nearest exit. If you are in an apartment, try to get to the stairway.
  • If you get burned DO NOT apply salve, oil, or ice on the burn. These will actually hold the heat in. Run the affected area under cool water for 15 minutes to cool the burn. Seek medical attention!
  • Some Child Safety Tips:

  • Make sure your child safety seat is installed properly.
  • Keep all harmful chemicals and cleaning products out of children's reach.
  • Use caution when crossing the street. Remember, look both ways before crossing.
  • Keep plastic bags away from small children to avoid suffocation accidents.
  • Keep all over-the-counter and persciption drugs out of children's reach. When possible, request child-proof caps.
  • When cooking turn handles of pots and pans away from the reach of children.
  • If you have small children use covers on electrical outlets.
  • Use cabinet latches to secure cabinets. This will reduce the risk of children getting into household products, drugs, and prevents injury from falling objects.
  • Don't leave your children unsupervised. Accidents happen!

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