Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Co.

Home Fire Safey Quiz -- Do you know how to help prevent home fires?
True or False

  1. Smoke detectors that are 10 years old or older should be replaced.

  2. Don't keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

  3. Trim tree branches back at least 10 inches from your chimney.

  4. Never run an extension cord under a rug or carpet.

  5. Keep flammable materials at least three feet away from heaters.

  6. If a fire starts in a stove-top pan, pour cold water in the pan.

  7. Empty ashtrays into a garbage can immediately after smoking.

  8. Make sure your clothes dryer vent does not discharge into a crawl space, attic, gaarage or chimney.

  9. If flames appear on the outside of your kerosene heater cabinet, do not attempt to move the heater.

  10. Always sleep with the bedroom doors open.

  11. In case of fire, crawl through the house to the nearest safe exit.

  12. If your clothes are on fire, stop running, drop to the ground and roll.

  13. If your skin is burned, rub butter on the affected area.

  14. New wood is better than old wood in wood-burning stoves.

  15. Keep furnace clear of all combustible materials.

  16. Halogen bulbs burn much hotter than incandescent bulbs.

    Answers:1.True, 2.False, 3.False, 4.True, 5.True, 6.False, 7.False, 8.True, 9.True, 10.False, 11.True, 12.True, 13.False, 14.False, 15.True, 16.True