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It's Getting Hot In Here: Fire Safety Plan Quiz
by Staff
In 2010, U. S. firefighters responded to more than 1.3 million fires. Once a fire has its sights set, it's hard to throw it off the trail. No one is immune to fire, and it can do incredible damage in mere seconds. But if you have a plan in place to get your family out of harm's way, it could prevent serious injury -- or even death. Is your family's fire safety plan up to snuff? Take our quiz to find out.

Where is the best place to store a gas can full of gas?

  • in your basement
  • in a shed
  • in your car

How often should you have chimneys, fireplaces and wood stoves inspected?

  • every six months
  • once a year
  • every five years

What feature should security bars on your windows have?

  • a key lock
  • a quick release option
  • a padlock

What is the leading cause of house fires in the United States?

  • kids playing with matches
  • smoking
  • cooking

How often should you test your smoke alarms?

  • every day
  • once a month
  • every six months

How often should you change the batteries on your smoke alarm?

  • once a month
  • every six months
  • every year

Home fire extinguishers are rated for what?

  • the type of fire
  • the size of fire
  • both a and b

What is a Class A fire extinguisher rated for?

  • electrical fires
  • cardboard and cloth
  • oil and grease

What is a Class B fire extinguisher rated for?

  • electrical fires
  • cardboard and cloth
  • oil and grease

What is a Class C fire extinguisher rated for?

  • electrical fires
  • cardboard and cloth
  • oil and grease

True or false: You can use a Class C fire extinguisher on a Class A fire.

  • true
  • false

How long does it take for most home fire extinguishers to discharge completely?

  • 5 seconds
  • 8 seconds
  • 15 seconds

If your fire extinguisher runs out and the fire is still going, what should you do?

  • Throw a towel over it.
  • Throw water on it.
  • Leave the house.

What is the first thing you should do when using a fire extinguisher on a fire?

  • Pull the pin.
  • Squeeze the lever.
  • Sweep from side to side.

Where should you aim the fire extinguisher at a fire?

  • the top of the fire
  • the middle of the fire
  • the base of the fire

How should you handle the fire extinguisher when using it on a fire?

  • straight shot
  • short bursts
  • sweep from side to side

Home fire safety escape plans should include what?

  • doors and windows
  • second story
  • both a and b

How often should your family practice executing your fire safety plan?

  • once a month
  • twice a year
  • every year

How should you move through smoke?

  • run as fast as you can
  • walk slowly
  • crawl quickly

True or false: If your home is on fire, you should call the fire department from inside the house?

  • true
  • false