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Ringing in the New Year Safely

Celebrating at Home

  • Test your smoke alarms and ensure that you have one on every floor and in every sleeping area.
  • Ensure that fire extinguishers are in good working order and familiarize yourself with their use by reading instructions.
  • Anything that produces an open flame should be operated and monitored by a sober adult.
  • Keep heat sources well away from combustibles, children and pets.
  • Ensure that your guests are aware of your home fire escape plan.

 

Going Out

  • Don’t drink and drive.  Create a transportation plan using a designated driver, public/private transportation or walk.
  • Dress for the weather.  Temperatures tonight are expected to be below freezing and lines may be long to get into the venue of your choice.
  • When you arrive at the venue check to ensure that all exit ways are clear of obstruction and open to the exterior.
  • Identify a safe place (outside of the venue) to meet in case of emergency.
  • Locate the nearest exit to you and be prepared to use it.  In an emergency, people often return to the place where they entered.  The main entrance/exit can quickly become over-crowded.
  • In the event of alarm or any indication of an emergency exit the building immediately, proceed to your safe place.

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