Fire Safety

Are you prepared for a fire in your home?
Follow these tips to improve your own and your family’s safety:

   - Post reflective street address numbers where emergency responders can see them. Street address signs and reflective number stickers are available at the Eastsound station and Island Hardware for a small fee.

   - Make sure everyone in your household, including young children, knows the address and how to call 911for help.

   - Place fire extinguishers in easily accessible locations on every floor. Check each gauge to make sure the extinguisher is properly charged, and have them  maintained once a year .

   - Test smoke detectors once a month, and  change batteries  once a year. Exchange old 9 volt smoke alarm batteries for new ones at the Eastsound fire station.
 
   - Practice a family emergency home exit plan . Choose a safe outdoor meeting place and make sure everyone knows the location.