Rutherford County TN


Important Fire Safety Tips

  • Always call 911 in case of an emergency.

  • In case of fire - Get out fast, stay out.

  • If there is any smoke, stay low and crawl below.

  • Stop, drop, and roll if your clothes catch on fire.

  • Test your smoke detectors monthly and change the batteries annually.

  • Never disable a detector by borrowing its battery for another use.

  • Plan and practice two escape routes with your family.

  • Never leave cooking unattended.

  • Put a lid on grease fires, never use water.

  • Never use an appliance with a frayed cord.

  • Keep lighters and matches away from children.

  • Keep heaters away from curtains and furniture.

  • Remove lint from a dryer regularly.

  • Purchase a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it.

  • Always turn pot handles toward the center of the stove.

  • Never fill a gas container in a vehicle; always place it on the ground.

  • Never store flammable liquids in your house or garage.

  • Never wear loose clothing while cooking.

  • Never run a heater's cord under a rug, carpet, or furniture.