East Rockingham Fire
Departmment
487 Airport Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: (910) 895-6777
Fire Chief: Mitchell Watson
info@erfdnc.org

In Remembrance of September 11, 2001

East Rockingham Fire Department © 2013 - All Rights Reserved
East Rockingham Fire
Departmment
487 Airport Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: (910) 895-6777
Fire Chief: Mitchell Watson
info@erfdnc.org

Smoke Alarms
• Should be installed in an area of the home near to where you   sleep
• Lithium-battery alarms last 10 years  
• Install a smoke alarm on each level of the home  
• Perform a monthly test by pressing and holding the test button for 4-5
seconds
• Change 9-volt batteries every six months. Whenever you change your
clock for daylight savings time, change your battery too!
Leave the house when the ALARM Sounds
• FEEL THE DOOR - A "too hot to touch door" means the fire is outside the
door.  
• CRAWL if you get caught in smoke.
• Treat all alarms as a real emergency.

Once Out – Stay Out
• Don't stop for valuables or to get dressed. IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE !
• NEVER go back into a burning house
• Go to your pre-designated meeting area.
• If you live in an apartment or condominium, ALWAYS use the exit stairs.
NEVER an elevator. Close the door as you leave the room.  
• Once out, call for help from the outside

Prepare – Prepare- Prepare
• Create a Home Escape Plan
• Plan and practice two (2) ways out of each room
• Consider your own situation - don't forget about the key for the dead-bolt
lock  
Prevention & Safety
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