October is National Fire Prevention Month and as part of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) offers safety tips.
"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."
Senator Farley said it is important that everyone in your family knows to call 911 to report a fire or other emergency. Have your children practice what they would say on the phone in case of a real emergency.
Senator Farley also encourages people to practice fire drills at least twice a year. The Senator suggests holding family drills at night with all the lights out and doors closed.
Attached are several fire safety PDF files that can be downloaded and reviewed. You may also visit the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control for more information at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/sitemap/index.cfm#public