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Home Fire Escape Plans
Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
If you haven't already, be sure to sign your household up for Community Connect. It's free, and will help us help you!
For more information about why it's important to close your door at night, please visit closeyourdoor.org
Still need help? We offer free home safety checks! Find out more information here
Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters, and Lithium Ion Battery-Charged Golf Carts
The popularity of electric bikes, electric scooters, and lithium-ion battery-charged golf carts* have taken off over the past few years. Lithium-ion batteries are usually the source of power, and if not used correctly or damaged, those batteries can catch on fire or explode. Whether you use it as your primary mode of transportation or just for fun, here are some important safety tips to keep in mind when charging or storing these devices.
- Follow the manufacturer's charging recommendations
- Use the charger provided by the manufacturer
- Charge the vehicle in a ventilated area
- Be sure to charge your device when someone is home -and never overnight
Safety Tips from the National Golf Cart Association
*If your golf cart has an acid lead battery, ensure that your house and garage have carbon monoxide detectors
In a disaster, local officials and first responders cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. Please be sure you prepare ahead of time