|Jackson Trail Volunteer Fire Dept
Serving Jackson Trail Fire District Since 1978
3345 Jackson Trail Road / Jefferson Georgia / 30549/ 706-367-2460
1.Watch your cooking: Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If
you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
3.Smoke outside: Ask smokers to smoke outside. Have sturdy, deep ashtrays for
4.Keep matches and lighters out of reach: Keep matches and lighters up high, out of the
reach of children, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock.
5.Inspect electrical cords: Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs,
or have loose connections.
6.Candles Be careful when using candles: Keep candles at least one foot from anything
that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
7.Have a home fire escape plan: Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least
twice a year.
8.Install smoke alarms: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside
bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the
home. When one sounds, they all sound.
9.Test smoke alarms: Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace conventional
batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Replace
any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
10.Install sprinklers: If you are building or remodeling your home, install residential fire
sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it
would take the fire department to arrive
|Top 10 fire safety tips from NFPA