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Mercy Women's Care at St. Anne
3404 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
419-407-1616

Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles
Navarre Medical Plaza
2702 Navarre Avenue
Suite 101
Oregon, OH 43616
696-7900

Mercy Women's Care at St. V's
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
419-251-4340

Tips for Fire Prevention at Home

separator House fires happen more in the winter than at any other time. Take the following steps to ensure that your family knows what to do and is alerted in case of fire.

  • Plan family fire drills, and practice them twice a year.
  • Make sure everyone in the family knows the telephone number of the fire department by heart.
  • If you live in a high rise apartment building, make sure you know what your building’s evacuation plan is.
  • Candles are a growing cause of house fires. Be sure to put candles out when you’re no longer in the room where they’re burning. Never let a candle continue to burn after you fall asleep.
  • Stay in the kitchen when anything is cooking on the stovetop, and check on food in the oven.
  • Replace electrical cords that are worn or frayed.
  • Get a smoke alarm and test it regularly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, you may have only two minutes to escape from your home after your smoke alarm sounds off. Functioning smoke alarms can reduce the risk of fire death by half.
  • Keep a smoke detector on every floor of your home.
  • Replace the battery once a year. Each year when you turn your clock back to standard time, put a new battery in your smoke detector.
  • Replace the alarm itself once every 10 years.
  • If a fire does strike and you escape from your house, don’t go back inside.


Source:
National Fire Protection Association.



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