News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 31, 2014

Fire safety tip: April 1


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---- — Check smoke detectors and change the batteries, if needed.

When changing a 9-volt battery, put a piece of electrical tape over the terminals of the bad battery.

There’s a fire, what next?

• “Get out” — Alert your family and get out.

• Go to your predetermined meeting spot and make sure everyone is accounted for.

• Call 911 when outside of the burning structure.

• Don’t worry about possessions; they can be replaced.

• Do not go back in for pets; they will hide. Your family needs you more.

If you need help checking or installing a detector, or you would like to donate to the “Protect the Precious” program, contact the Terre Haute Fire Department at 812-244-2803.