Box 1, Folder 15, Document 13

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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 13

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TO ALL ATLANTA CITIZENS
The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every
effort to aive the citizens of Atlanta the bes t 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 ACCIDENTS
You can cause or prevent fires!
the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good old American common sense
and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE-----
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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 cooking equipment safe?
Is gasoline for power mower safely stored?
YOUR BUSil~ESS
Is smoking adequately controlled?
Is wifing and electrical equipment safe?
Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place?
Has your heating system been checked ~Ya 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 truc ks refueled only in safe locations?
Is the yard and premis es kept free of l eaves , scrap
Are paints , flammabl e li quids and oily rags handl ed
person to see
and service adequate?
clean?
lumber and debris?
and stored safely?
YOUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS
Are your schools adequately protected against unauthorized entry?
Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or emp loyee?
Is the el ectrical wirinq safe?
Is r ubbish coll ected and disposed of in a saf e manner so as to not endanger
t he occu pant s or st ructure?
If cooking equi pment is provi ded , i s your hood , duct, and st ove cl eaned
frequent ly?
EVERYBOOY
Many fires start shor tly after you l eave you r home or cl ose you r business.
Does someone check for hazards every day at closing time or just
before leaving your home?
Is your wiring safe and are defective extension 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?
i~EVER, 1JEVER s:·:oKE IN BED

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