RV Fire Safety
Nobody wants to encounter a fire in their RV. Unfortunately, it can happen, and taking a little time ahead of an emergency to plan is a worthy exercise. Everyone in your family should know and practice your fire escape plan.
- Install and maintain at least one smoke alarm in your RV near where you sleep.
- Many new RVs have combined carbon monoxide and propane alarms installed – ensure that your vehicle has these installed or have them installed in older models.
- Test your RV alarms (smoke/carbon monoxide/propane) weekly, when your RV is in use.
- Ensure that all travellers in the RV know what the sound of each type of alarm indicates and what to do when they hear it.
- Have at least two ways out of the RV – one in the front and one in the rear.
- Test all escape windows, hatches and doors to make sure they open properly, and keep your escape routes clear of any obstructions.
- Get yourself and your family to safety before attempting to extinguish any fire. Don’t attempt to fight a fire before notifying the fire department or the campground operator first.
- Never re-enter a burning RV to retrieve anything – GET OUT & STAY OUT!
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