Box 1, Folder 15, Document 3

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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 3

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TO ALL ATLAiHA CI TI ZENS
The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every
effort to give the citizens of Atlanta the best fire protection possible , but
we do need your help,
The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important
during this period while new personnel are being trained.
What can you do to help?
You can do many things.
FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDE NTS
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You can cause or prevent fires!
Ose the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good o1d Arneri can common sense
and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE - ----
YOUR HOhE
Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic, garage , and
yard?
Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords?
Are your fuses the right size?
Is your heating and cookinq equipment safe?
Is gasoline for power mower safely stored?
YOUR BUS Ii~ESS
Is smoking adequately controlled?
Is wiring and electrical equipment safe?
Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place?
Has your heatinq system been checked uy a qualified
that it is safe?
Is guard , caretaker or watchman properly instructed
Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept
Is packing material safely kept?
Are lift trucks refueled only in safe locations?
Is the yard and premises kept free of leaves, scrap
Are paints , flammable liquids and oily rags handled
person to see
and service adequate?
clean?
lumber and debris?
and stored safely?
YOUR CHURCHES ANO SCHOOLS
Are your schools adequately protected against unauthori zed entry?
Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or employee?
Is the el ectrical wiring safe?
Is rubbish collected and disposed of in a safe manner so as to not endanger
the occupants or structure?
If cooking equipment is provided , is your hood, duct, and st ove cleaned
frequ ently?
EVERYBODY
fires start short ly after you l eave you r home or close you r bu siness.
Does someone check fo r hazards every day at cl osing ti me or j ust
before l eavi ng your home?
Is your wiring safe and are defective extensi on cords replaced?
Do you make it a practice to not allow unauthorized burning of refuse?
Is trespass guarded against?
Is all fire protection equipment in working order?
Are you careful with smoking and matches?


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i~EVER' NEVER s::oKE rn BED

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