Malta & McConnelsville
Fire Department
Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department
77 South Fourth Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Phone: 740.962.3444
Fax: 740.962.4798

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Kid's Fire Safety Tips
o        Help your parents places smoke alarms on every floor of your home.
o        Never play with matches, lighters or candles.
o        Be very careful around fireplaces, heaters and electrical appliances.
o        If you find matches or lighters, tell a grownup.
o        Always ask an adult to help you cook.
o        Know 2 ways out of every room.
o        Help to plan and practice a family escape plan.
o        Post emergency numbers near the phone.
o        Don't hide in closets or under the bed.
o        Stay low and go - even if that means crawling out.
o        Don't be afraid of firefighters.
o        Once your outside, don't go back in.
o        Meet your family in the place where you planned.
Fires can be loud, burn very fast, and smoke can make a room very dark.
That's why good escape plans help you get out quickly.
Here's how to help your family with an escape plan:
1.        Try to find at least 2 ways out from every room in your home.
2.        Every way needs to be planned and practiced with grownups.
3.        Remember to stay low and go.
4.        Before opening a door in a fire, feel it first. If it's hot, there may be fire on the other side.
          Do not open the door. Try to get out another way.
5.        Pick an easy-to-remember, safe place outside to meet your family after you get out.
6.        Call 9-1-1 or the emergency number from a neighbor's place.
7.        Stay outside no matter what. Don't go back in for anything!