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Title: ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND SMOKING:


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ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND SMOKING
A Deadly Combination
South Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal
Public Fire Education and Data Management
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Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking A Deadly Combination
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What Can You Do To Protect Yourself and Your
Family?
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1. Install Smoke Alarms
  • For maximum protection, smoke alarms should be
    installed in every room and on every level of
    your home, but at least between living and
    sleeping areas and on every level
  • Make sure alarms are working
  • Test alarms monthly

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2. Develop and Practice E.D.I.T.H(Exit Drills
in the Home)
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Your Exit Plan Should Include
  • Two ways out of each room
  • A meeting place outside make sure everyone
    knows where to go when they leave the house and
    that once they are out, NEVER go back insideGET
    OUT! STAY OUT!
  • Identify method of contacting your fire
    department from outside your home

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3. Practice Kitchen Safety
  • Cooking fires are one of the leading causes of
    home fires in South Carolina and oftentimes,
    alcohol or other drugs are involved in the
    incident

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Alcohol and Other Drugs add to the fire problem
by
  • Diminishing motor coordination and balance
  • Impairing perception
  • Impairing judgment

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Safety Tips for the Kitchen
  • Cooking should not be left unattended
  • Tight fitting clothes should be worn to avoid
    catching sleeves or other clothing on fire
  • Smother food or grease fires by sliding a lid
    over the pan and turning the unit off

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  • Kitchen Safety Tips
  • Turn pot handles to the inside so they cant be
    knocked over or pulled off
  • If something inside your oven or microwave
    catches fire, leave the door shut and turn off
    the power
  • Always check oven and stove to make sure units
    are off before going to bed

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Careless smoking, in combination with alcohol
and other drugs increases chances of fire
fatalities
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  • Prevent Careless Smoking
  • Limit smoking while drinking
  • Never smoke in bed
  • If you allow smoking in your home, provide
    deep-dish ashtrays with a solid base
  • Douse cigarettes or ashtrays with water before
    disposing of them in the trash

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In Review
  • Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms
  • Prepare and Practice E.D.I.T.H
  • Be Aware of Cooking/Kitchen Hazards
  • Careless Smoking Kills
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