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Wed Sep, 27 2023 @ 15:58
Location: 11007 Manklin Creek Rd - (410) 511- Dist: 381.96 Ft Unit 2 Pennington Estates - Food Lion
Address: Falls Berlin, MD 21811
Wed Sep, 27 2023 @ 15:57
Nature: Medical Emergency
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Boat and Marina Fire Safety
Fires that occur on boats or in marinas can spread quickly and present unique response challenges due to hazardous conditions and limited access. Generally, the best defense against fire is prevention. Follow these tips to help you stay fire safe onboard and in the marina.
|On a boat||In the marina|
-Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to alert occupants to a fire.
-Have a fire emergency plan and practice it. Inspect electrical wiring, connections, cords and battery-charging equipment to ensure they are installed properly and in good condition.
-Have the appropriate fire extinguishers and make sure they are easily accessible.
-Train all boaters on how to use them. Check your cooling and exhaust systems.
-Make sure they work properly. Turn off portable heaters when you leave the boat or go to sleep.
-Only use certified chargers for personal electronic devices. Don't overload power outlets.
-Ask about the types of fire and emergency features at the marina; including smoke alarms and fire suppression equipment.
-Know where the fire extinguishers are located and how to escape.
-Smoke only in designated areas away from any fuel-filling or storage areas.
-Inspect shore power connections for any obvious signs of damage or improper installations. Know how to contact help.
Outreach materials from other organizations
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about boat and marina fires in your community.
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