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Fire Escape Planning Tips for your Gresham Home

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Tips for a fire escape plan in your Fairview household

The following are several tips that could potentially save your life or the life of a loved one should a fire break out in your home or business:

  • Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home.
  • Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
  • Consider installing a 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke alarm.
  • Practice finding your way out of the house with your eyes closed, crawling or staying low and feeling your way out of the house.
  • Remember to escape first, and then notify the fire department.


What you can do until help arrives:


  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.



  • Wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Clean any electrical equipment.
  • Send clothing to dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.


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