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There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home, school, or work from a FIRE! Have an escape plan that includes: Two different ways out. Someone assigned to help small children or someone who needs assistance getting out of the house. Someone assigned to call 911. A meeting place for everyone once they get out. Practice fire drills regularly using your escape plan. Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children. Have a working fire extinguisher. Be careful while cooking and remember: Never leave cooking unattended. Wear clothes with short, roll-up, or tight-fitting sleeves. For each pot or pan you use, have its lid out to cover it. Keep the cooking areas clear of combustibles. Turn pot and pan handles inward on the stove so they can't be bumped. Keep small children away from the cooking area while in use. Fire Safety When grass dries out in the heat of summer, wildfires start easily. A simple spark caused by a lawn mower blade or weed eater wire leader striking a rock, or high temperatures from mufflers or faulty spark arresters on yard equipment are enough to ignite dry grass. Restrict lawn mowing and equipment use to cooler morning hours when lower temperatures and higher humidity reduce the risk of starting a wildfire.
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