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Live Run Log
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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Smoking Fire Safety
Smoking fire safety message
It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire.
Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It is always safer to smoke outside.
Put cigarettes out all the way. Do this every time. Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.
Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired. You may not be able to prevent or escape from a fire if you are sleepy or have taken medicine that makes you tired.
Never smoke around medical oxygen. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.
Never smoke in bed. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily. Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand. Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire.
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