Call 911 in Case of Smoke or Fire

Call 911 in Case of Smoke or Fire

The Marion Illinois Fire Department wants everyone to know the importance of notifying emergency personnel when there is a fire. A quick response by your nearest fire stations can make the difference between losing and saving your home. Fire is FAST and HOT! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.

The most critical time in fire development is between ignition and the arrival of the emergency vehicles on the scene.

Please remember the following if there is a fire:

  • If the alarm sounds…GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people, pets or valuables.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • If you are unable to escape, the best strategy is to have a CLOSED DOOR BETWEEN YOU AND THE FIRE until firefighters arrive.
  • CALL 911 from outside your home.
  • Know your location.
  • Stay calm and don’t hang up.
  • Make sure children know their address in case they have to call.

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