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• Never put used matches in a waste paper basket.

• Always apply a flame to the burner before turning on the tap. • Always open the oven door before turning on the gas. • Do not use naked flames to search for gas leaks

• Do not use rubber tubing to connect portable gas appliances to the gas supply • Do not overload electric circuits.

• Have electrical repairs and alterations carried out by qualified electricians. • Replace blown fuses with similar ones of the correct ratings.

• Turn off gas and electricity at the mains before going on holiday. • Burn rubbish well away from buildings. • Do not smoke in bed.

• Do not smoke when using flammable liquids such as petrol, lighter fluids, etc.

• Do not put lit mosquito coils under beds or in places where they can cause sheets or curtains to catch on fire. • Candles should be fitted in proper candlesticks with heavy bases.

• Use only certified lights on Christmas trees. Be sure to unplug these before going to bed, or going out. • Never leave handicapped persons or small children alone in the house.

• Know where the nearest telephones are and know the phone number of the VI Fire & Rescue Services.

Fire Emergency Number - 911



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BVI DDM Community Disaster Preparedness Guide  
BVI DDM Community Disaster Preparedness Guide  

The Disaster Management Department of the BVI's Community Disaster Preparedness Guide, released May 18, 2012