Using a fire extinguisher:
Remember the word P.A.S.S.
P - Pull the pin
A - Aim low; point the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames
S - Squeeze trigger slowly while holding the extinguisher upright
S - Sweep the extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the extinguishing agent
Tips for Fighting a Small Fire
Stop and leave the area immediately if:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Stopping A Silent Killer
Wisconsin's New CO LawCarbon monoxide detectors alert you to the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Because you can't see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know it's present.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Where does carbon monoxide come from? Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of anything that burns:
What should I look for in a carbon monoxide detector? Choose a detector that is UL listed. The UL mark guarantees that the product has passed tests in the areas of performance, safety, and accuracy. Detectors built to the UL standard also emit an audible alarm when elevated levels of carbon monoxide are detected.
Where do I put my carbon monoxide detector? The ideal location is in the hallway, near the sleeping area of your home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends at least one detector per household. A second detector located near the home's heating source adds an extra measure of safety. Follow the manufacturer's installation instructions carefully. Once installed, it's a good idea to test your carbon monoxide detector monthly; if it's battery operated, make sure to regularly replace the batteries.
What happens if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
Plan an Escape Route Know how to get out of your home in the event of a fire. Designate a meeting place outside where family members will gather once they've escaped. Practice your fire drill at least twice a year.
Be Safe in the Kitchen Wear tight-fitting or rolled-up sleeves when cooking. Never reach over a hot burner. If a pot catches fire, cover it with a lid and turn off the burner. Never leave your cooking unattended.
Practice Stop, Drop, and Roll If your clothing catches fire, don't run. Stop where you are. Drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and roll over and over to put out the flames. If you can't do this, grab a towel or blanket and smother the flames.
Crawl Low Under Smoke Most fire victims die from smoke, not flames. Smoke always rises, so you must get down on the floor where the air is cleaner. Crawl on your hands and knees to safety .
Smoke Detectors Save Lives! Every level of your home needs a smoke detector. Detectors should also be placed outside every bedroom. Because smoke rises, the best place to install a smoke detector is on the ceiling.
In rental property, the landlord is required by law to install and maintain smoke alarms. Landlords must also provide smoke alarm maintenance information to the occupant of each unit.
It is against the law for anyone to disable a smoke alarm. This applies equally to homeowners, landlords, and tenants.
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