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Review what to do in case of a fire


National Fire Prevention Week runs through October 10.

Each year Sikeston Public Safety takes part in the national program to remind residents about fire safety.

The goal is to educate the public on what to do in case of a fire emergency.  

Each year, Sikeston's Fire Division visits local schools.  

Firefighters bring equipment and fire trucks for the students to see.  It's information they hope saves lives.

Every family should have a plan of action in case a fire breaks out at home.

Sikeston DPS stresses these tips:

  • never leave your cooking unattended
  • plot escape routes for your family in the event of a fire
  • replace the batteries in your smoke detector twice year
  • make sure your chimney is checked out by a professional before the first use of the season
  • keep live Christmas trees watered and don't overload at an outlet.  

If you plan to deep fry your turkey this year, make sure the fryer is a safe distance from any buildings or other structures. Don't use a deep fryer on a wooden deck or patio. Remember, if a fire starts, don't try to put it out yourself. Some fires can quickly get out of control and you can become overcome by the smoke. Get your family out of the home and call 911 from a safe place.  

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