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What are basic home safety rules?

Accidents often happen at home. Follow these basic safety rules to stay safe and get help when you need it.
  • Put the Poison Control Center number on every phone: 1-800-222-1222.
  • List other important phone numbers near the phone too. Your list may include phone numbers for your doctor or clinic, close family members, or friends.
  • Teach your children about the 911 number. Make sure they know it's for emergencies, not for fun.
  • Keep this guide near the phone. It will help you know when to get medical help. You can write important phone numbers on the inside of the back cover.
  • Keep all phones where you can easily get to them. Have at least one phone on every floor of your house.

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