If you see smoke or fire in your area, immediately report it by dialing 9-1-1.
Remember to take note of the location so that the dispatcher can send emergency equipment to the correct location before you hang up.
- Give Your Address
- Give Your Name
- Tell Them Your Emergency
- Wait For Instructions
- Always Hang Up LAST !!!
Everybody has seen fire extinguishers. Many people have them in their car, at home or at work. But not everyone understands them or knows how to work them.
Quartzsite Fire District would like for you to have a working knowledge of fire extinguishers. It could save your life or those whom you love.
Fire extinguishers are not designed to fight a large or spreading fire.
Even against small fires, they are useful only under the right conditions.
An extinguisher must be large enough for the fire at hand. It must be available and in working order, fully charged. The operator should be familiar with the extinguisher so it won't be necessary to read directions during an emergency.
Remember that extinguishers need care and must be recharged after every use.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THE EXTINGUISHER
and how it should be used, serviced and inspected ASK US !!!!.
You may need more than one extinguisher in your home. For example, you may want an extinguisher in the kitchen as well as one in the garage or workshop. Each extinguisher should be installed in plain view near an escape route and away from potential fire hazards such as heating appliances.
Access Safety Tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. including:
-- Common Causes
-- Escape Planning
-- Fire & Safety Equip
-- Household Equipment
-- Pet & People with Disabilities fire safety
-- Unintentional Injuries (scalding)
Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
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