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OR BETTER PUT: VISIT US SOCIALLY BUT NOT PROFESSIONALLY 

 

    We love company at the firehouse or at the burn center.  But it is much better to interact with us socially rather than professionally (when we have to put out your fire or treat your burn injury).  To avoid becoming a victim of fire or burn injury, follow some common-sense rules:

 

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NEVER smoke in bed !  Be careful when drinking and smoking. The most common fatal fire scenario is the ignition of a mattress, chair or sofa by a carelessly dropped cigarette.  This commonly involves smoking in bed, alcohol consumption, or both

 
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Set your hot water heater to a maximum temperature of 120 degrees F

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If your natural gas or propane hot water heater is located in the garage, make sure that it is elevated at least  18 inches above ground: spilled gasoline vapors are heavier than air and travel a considerable distance to ignite on the pilot light.

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Install smoke detectors.  If battery operated, changed the batteries twice a year when you change the clock for daylight savings time.

 
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Gasoline should never be used indoors!.  gasoline should never be used for anything other than as fuel for motor vehicles or devices such as lanterns, stoves or lawn mowers designed for gasoline.   Do not refuel mowers when they are hot! And for goodness sake, don't smoke when working with gasoline!

 
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Never put gasoline into a kerosene heater 

 

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