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THE SENTINEL -- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2003 -- PAGE 6 C Are you prepared for a fire? A uto works 183 N. Schoneman Coos Bay 888-2800 Fidelity National Title 295 Baxter St. Coquille 396-2777 da.t.alaa0000 Marca Electric P.O. Box 628 Coquille 396-5271 Coquille Vision Center 855 W. Central Blvd. Coquille 396-4042 In honor of National Firc Prevention Week, you're invit- ed to the Department's 29th Annual Open House. Learn more about the services in your area. take a facility tour and enjoy equipment demon- strations. Bring the family for a fire truck ride and meet the members the community that put your sal'cty first! ttighlights include • Door Prizes • Free Preventton Packets • Free Srnokc Detectors Sign-Up • Frec Blood Pressure Check • Refreshments • Sparky the Fire Dog • Smoke Filled Room interactive demonstration Is it time to take action to make your home safer from fire? Test your family's fire preparedness with this quiz from Met Life Auto & Home. Do  _? I y Prerrare' and prcfiee ahorn’ escape plan? r-1 YES F1 NO 2) Have working smoke detec- tors installed in your home? (It is recommended that households have a smoke detector on every level, in every bedroom, and in the halls outside of sleeping areas. ) YES r-! NO 3) Change the batteries in your smoke detectors every six months? (It is suggested to change them in April and October.) YES 1 NO 4) Keep your stovetop, hood above the stove, and oven grease-free and do you turn off the stove when you leave the kitchen? YES l NO 5) Keep flammable pothotders, towels and other materials away from the stove? YES Ii NO 6) Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children? r YES [-I NO 7) Keep all your electrical cords in good repair? r--I YES r-I NO 8) Have no more than two appli- ances plugged into any one out- let or extension cord'? This could cause overheating or sparking - potential fire hazards. [] YES [] NO 9"1 Keep space heaters at least three feet away from walls, newspapers, clothing and other materials that could burn? I1 YES [] NO I0) Have your house number visible from the street? r-! YES rq NO l l) Have all escape windows and doors in good repair? r-I YES [] NO 12) Clean the dryer lint trap after every use? r-I YES [] NO 13) Have large, deep ashtrays to hold smoking materials? YES [] NO 14) Completely extinguish smoking materials before going to bed or leaving home? [] YES [] NO FIRE FACT More often than not. push the notion of escape plan or regularly checking smoke detectors to the their mind, somewhere between re-organizing the hall cleaning out the garage once and for all. But the truth is. Fires are much more common tha might imagine. According to the United States Fire • The United States has one of the highest fire death rat esl industrialized world. • Between 1994 and 1998, an average of 4,400 and another 25. 100 were injured annually as the result • About 100 firefighters die each year in duty-related • At least 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in • About 2 million fires are reported each year. Many unreported, causing additional injuries and property losS. • Direct property loss due to fires is estimated at $8.6 Plan Ahead For Sleep Heads "Plan Ahead for Sleep Heads" is a statewide smoke and escape plan event. The idea is that on Saturday radio and television stations will announce at the end evening news that it is time to test your smoke alarms. use this opportunity to see if anyone in their family sleeps sound of a smoke alarm and adjust their home escape plans ingly. Before the Oct. 4th voluntary test, make a home • Draw a floor plan of your home. • Include all windows and doors in the plan. * Use arrows to indicate primary and alternate escape every room. Usually, a door will be the primary exit and a be an alternate. * Identify a meeting place outside and away from a neighbor's house or a tree. Mark ff clearly on your plan. * Do a walk-through of the plan with all family members. that everyone understands the plan and recognizes the smoke alarm • Make sure escape routes are clear and doors and opened easily. • Post your plan where everyone can see it. Then test your smoke alarms and practice your plan. ily Members sleep, press the test button on your smoke your plan accordingly for children who sleep through infants, or a physically disabled family members. For more tion on home escape e planning go to www.insuran Hampton's A uto Repa!r 114 E. Hwy. 42 Coquille 396-3525 Southwest Physical Therapy 279 N. Central Coquille 396-3341 da.0000d00aad00 Coquille Valley Fitness Center 1174 W. Central Blvd. Coquille 396-6500 Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op., Inc. 74 W. First St. Coquille 396-3118 Ticor Title 379 N. Adams Coque 396-5524 1 Pacific Koi ! I 1295 N. Grape i Coque 396-6800 I I Oregon Federal Credit Union 851 N. Central Coquille 396-2145 Les Schwab Tire Center 484 N. Central Coquille 396-3145 Kristen Higgins Business Service 908 N. Central Coque 396-4613 Roxy Barber Shop 2 E. First St. Coquille 396-2736 Juul In, 21 N. Adams Coquille 396-5507 The Book 28 E. First St, Coquille 396-1474