• Fire Safety Presentation: Some tips for you

    On April 22, 2015, Fire Inspector Jim Gunter provided a safety presentation to some 70 residents and staff at Canterbury Woods residential facility in Pacific Grove.

    The presentation included a ten-minute video that explained how to escape from a fire; how to shelter in place during a natural disaster; how to “stop, drop, and roll” if clothing catches fire; how to operate a fire extinguisher; and how to identify and remove trip hazards.

    A question and answer period followed. An actual fire alarm drill (held quarterly at Canterbury Woods) took place, giving residents the opportunity to practice exiting the building and to learn where to gather for accountability. Designated individuals are assigned in each living area to count heads and to ensure that all residents are out of danger in the event of a fire.

    Planning Your Safe Escape – If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only moments to safely escape once the smoke alarm sounds. Follow these safety tips:

    1. Make a home escape plan: draw a map and share with everyone in your home.
    2. Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible and insure that all doors and windows open easily.
    3. Designate an outside meeting place that is a safe distance from your home.
    4. Practice your home fire drill both at night and during the day twice a year.
    5. Practice using various ways out of your home.
    6. Teach children how to escape in case you are unable to help them.

    If the alarm sounds:

    1. Get out and stay out!
    2. Close the doors behind you as you leave.
    3. If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go.
    4. Call 911 from outside your home!

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 24, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News


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