Hello, and welcome to my e-newsletter. I would like to take this moment to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you in House District 95 and to act as your voice in the Capitol.

As your representative, I am most effective at my job when acting on your input, and I encourage you to reach out to me and my staff with any questions, comments or concerns you may have about issues in the district, or legislation that will impact our state. You can contact me toll-free at (855) 347-8095, by email at vanessaguerra@house.mi.gov or through my website, guerra.housedems.com. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your commitment to the community we both call home.

How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

  • Visit each room and find two ways out.
  • Ensure all windows and doors open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Test them monthly to ensure they are working.
  • Pick a meeting place outside and make sure everyone in the home knows how to get there.
  • Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
  • Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
  • Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department listed below. If in doubt, just call 9-1-1.
  • Practice your home fire drill!

What to Do in the Event of an Alarm

  • Get out and stay out! Never go back inside for people or pets.
  • Close doors behind you if possible.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke on your way out.
  • Call the fire department or 9-1-1 from outside your home.

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Provide children with flashlights or use glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper catch fire very easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources.
  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow-stick instead of jack-o-lanterns. If you do use real candles, place well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.