Operation 6abc: Save a Life Fire Safety Campaign

Build your escape

Develop an escape plan

• Draw a map of each floor of your house, including all doors and windows

• Identify two ways out of each room

• Set a goal: Get outside within two minutes

• Keep your plan on your fridge

• Practice regularly and get pets involved

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Close before you snooze

Close your door every night before you go to sleep

Why?

• Helps prevent fire or smoke from spreading into your room

• Gives you the opportunity to feel the temperature of the door with the back of your hand before opening it

• Cold –> Open carefully, look, close the door behind you

• Hot –> Keep closed, cover vents and door gaps, call 911

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Tidy up your gear
Make sure windows, doors and all pathways are clutter-free at all times

Why?

• Helps firefighters move quickly through the area

• Cluttered items can cause injury if smoke obscures vision

• Can potentially cause a fire if clutter is near a heat source

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Check to recognize
Test smoke detectors regularly

Replace the batteries when:

• beep

• Light goes out or turns red

Replace the entire alarm if:

• Over 10 years old

• yellowing

Save a life TODAY

Philadelphia residents can call 311 for smoke alarms and installation assistance. Residents outside of Philadelphia should contact their local fire station.

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