• Sheet 1 – multiple tips on one sheet
  • Sheet 2 – multiple tips on one sheet
  • Sheet 3 – multiple tips on one sheet


.pdf page of true and false questions about fire prevention


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Bob Heckman     Plattsmoth    402.515.8439  [email protected]
Jenie Maloney   Wood River  308.380.3900 [email protected]
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Fire & Accident Prevention Tips


  • Did you know? The hot tip of a smoldering cigarette is 750 F at the side and 1,290 F in the center.
  • Studies show that about 1/5 of the tens of millions of smoke alarms installed don’t work.
  • Mount your smoke alarms in the path of the smoke.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires.
  • Stay in the kitchen when you’re are cooking food.
  • Space heaters should be kept 3 feet from anything that can burn.
  • Space heaters should be turned off when you go to bed.
  • Use proper plug ins for large appliances.
  • Blown fuses, discolored outlets, flickering lights all could be signs of a electrical problem.
  • Never bypass fuses by jamming pennies into fuse sockets.
  • Check all electrical cords for damage.
  • Use extension cords only for temporary wiring.
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Even then provide a sturdy ashtray. 
  • Be sure cigarette butts are out before throwing them away. 
  • Extinguish all candles when leaving the room.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from flammable materials. 
  • Use flashlights, not candles for emergency lighting.
  • Never allow children to have candles in their bedrooms.
  • Don’t place lit candles in windows.
  • Never smoke when you work with flammable or combustible liquids.
  • Use gasoline only as a motor fuel, never as a solvent or a degreaser.
  • Never bring gasoline indoors, even in small quantities.
  • Store oily and solvent rags in a tightly sealed metal container.
  • If you spill a flammable liquid on your clothing, place it outside to dry before laundering.
  • Did you know? Almost all aerosol products use a flammable gas to propel the contents from the container.
  • Teach your children the basics of fire prevention & safety.
  • If you suspect a child is setting even small fires, be direct about the fact that fires can kill.
  • Allow gasoline motors to cool before refueling them.
  • Always refuel outdoors, never in the house or garage.
  • Never top off a gas tank. Gasoline expands as it warms.
  • Don’t carry gasoline in the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
  • Transport gasoline in the trunk of the car, with the lid slightly open.
  • Position grills well away from deck rails and out from under eaves. 
  • Keep grills away from shrubs, brush, and piles of leaves.
  • Watch fires and hot charcoal grills at all times.
  • Use only proper lighter fluid, never gasoline or kerosene. 
  • Never add any lighter fluid to a charcoal fire. If your fire is dying, use dry kindling and fan the fire.
  • Never turn on a grills gas source until you are ready to start it.
  • Never hold a child in your arms while preparing hot meals.
  • Use clips and not nails, to hang holiday lights.
  • Use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern. 
  • Place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn.

Accident / Illness Prevention

  • Always use dry oven mitts or pot holders. Wet ones cause a burn.
  • Never use a microwave to heat a baby bottle.
  • Teach children that hot things can burn. 
  • Your water heater should be no higher than 120 F.
  • Test the water before placing a child or yourself in the tub.
  • On Halloween, make sure masks have eye holes large enough to see out.
  • Wipe up spilled water, grease, and other liquids from your kitchen, bathroom, and garage floors as soon as possible to avoid slips.
  • Secure rugs with nonskid pads or slip-resistant backing. You can also use double-face adhesive carpet tape to keep them in place.
  • Secure rugs with nonskid pads or slip-resistant backing.
  • Don’t put hot tea, coffee, or other hot liquids on a tablecloth that hangs over the side of the table. Someone could trip on the cloth and spill the scalding liquid.
  • Never keep a loaded gun in the house; store ammunition and weaponry separately.
  • Install grab bars in tubs or showers to aid someone who is unsteady on his feet.
  • Choose a step stool with a hand-rail to hold when standing on the top step.
  • Never place an electric appliance where it can fall in water.
  • Never touch an electric appliance while you are standing in water.
  • Never remove the guards from your power tools
  • Handrails that don’t run the full length of a staircase can be dangerous 
  • If stair carpeting becomes loose, fix it immediately.
  • Be sure not to use throw rugs at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
  • Keep insecticide sprays away from children, pets, dishes, food, and cooking utensils
  • When fumigating, use only the amount of pesticide required for the job.
  • Wear rubber gloves when spraying anything poisonous.
  • The surest way to make water safe is to boil it. Boiling will kill microorganisms.
  • Cook all meat and poultry to safe minimum internal temperatures.
  • Always supervise young children around water
  • Prevent water-related injuries and drowning by swimming with a buddy and swimming where there’s a lifeguard.
  • Strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning can be dangerous, always be aware of the forecast.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15, cover up with clothing, and wear a brimmed hat, to help prevent skin cancer.
  • Keep the sandbox covered to protect young children from toxoplasmosis
  • When you’re outdoors, whether hiking, camping, or hunting, protect yourself from mosquitoes and other bugs