Safety tip: Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13 (September 26, 2018 Hotline)

Safety tip: Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13

“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one.

NMSU’s Fire Department reminds us that we can all do our part by taking these steps:

LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home and place of employment. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. If you find a hazard at NMSU, report it. You can do this by calling theNMSU Fire Station at 575-646-2519 or the NMSU Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management office at 575-646-3327.

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance away from the building. Once outside, stay there until an emergency responder signals you that it is safe to go back in.

LEARN at least two ways out of every room and make sure all paths leading outside are free of clutter.

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