October is Fire Prevention Month

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We had some very special visitors at Hilltop!  The Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department came to talk with the children about some important fire safety rules.  We got to see a fire fighter dress up in all of his turnout gear and toured both a fire engine and an ambulance. As a reminder her are some great tips for fire safety in your home!

CHECK SMOKE ALARMS

Make sure there is a working smoke alarm on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and near sleeping areas.

Test smoke alarms every month.

Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

CREATE AND PRACTICE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

Create a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.

Practice a home fire drill at least twice a year with your family.

Choose a place to meet outside that is a safe distance away from your home.

IN AN EMERGENCY, LEAVE HOME IMMEDIATELY

Make sure your family leaves the home immediately if there is a fire.

Choose the safest escape route.

If there is a lot of smoke, get low and crawl out of the house as quickly as possible.

Call 911 after you are a safe distance away from your home.

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