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  • Get Out and Stay Out! Fact SheetIf the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside!

    The Collierville Fire Department wants you to create and practice a home escape plan if you are ever involved in a fire.

    If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out

    safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and

    where to go if there is a fire, said Collierville Fire Chief Buddy Billings.

    Did you know...From 2010-2013 Tennesseans died in accidental house fires at a higher rate than the rest of the country?

    The top known cases of accidental house fires are cooking, improperly used or malfunction-ing heating equipment and smoking; these preventable causes make up an average of 50% of all accidental fire deaths in the state.

    Most home fire deaths occur in homes with-out a smoke alarm. Working smoke alarms save lives! Smoke alarms need to be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

    Get Out! Fire Safety Tips: Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan. Know at least two ways out of every room. If you live in a two-story or more home, invest in and practice using a portable emergency escape ladder. Crawl out or get low to escape smoke-filled rooms. Have an outside meeting place (like a mailbox or tree) in front of and at a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet. Practice your home escape plan at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cant help them. Close doors behind you as you leave. Never go back inside for people or pets. Call 9-1-1 from outside your home.

    Get Out! Fire Safety Facts: House fires can double in size every 30 seconds; you may have less than 3 minutes to get out in case of a fire. On average, only one out of three US homes de-veloped and practiced a home fire escape plan. Families that practice their home escape plan together better their chance of surviving a fire together.

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