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Smoke and heat from a fire moves upward and then spreads outward. Removing windows and opening up roofs allows the heat and smoke to escape. By doing this it actually prevents more damage to the house. It also enables firefighters to fight the fire more efficiently.
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You should install at least one smoke detector on each level of your home. A smoke detector should also be installed outside each sleeping area.
Replace batteries twice a year. A good idea is to change the batteries when you change the clocks in the Spring and Fall.
You can contact the Fire Department at 618-482-6800 and we will check for calendar openings.
Firefighters are cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians. They provide medical support to Paramedics by obtaining patient information, carrying equipment, lifting patients, and administering medical care.
Look for a multi-purpose extinguisher. The rating label will have an ABC rating. This extinguisher can be used on most household fires.