Fire prevention at home
Never smoke when you are sleepy or in bed.
- If you smoke, put your smokes all the way out.
Have a working smoke alarm.
- Test your smoke alarm monthly, and change the batteries twice per year.
- Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside bedrooms.
- If you keep your bedroom doors closed, place a smoke alarm inside each bedroom as well.
Never leave candles burning unattended.
- Always put burning candles on a surface, such as metal or glass.
- Keep burning candles away from things that easily catch fire, such as curtains, furniture, and clothing.
Space heaters need space.
- Keep objects at least three feet away from the heater in all directions.
- Never connect the heater to spliced, do-it-yourself or damaged wiring.
- Prepare an escape plan and practice it regularly with everyone in the home.
- In case of a fire, follow the escape plan, get out and stay out.
Consider installing a residential automatic fire sprinkler system.
Home Safety Tips
A fire can double in size every couple of seconds. That makes every second crucial for you and your family to get out when there is a fire in your home.
Make an Escape Plan
- Escape Plan
- Keep it simple with two escape paths in case one is blocked.
- Make sure everyone knows your meeting place.
- Practice your plan.
Have Smoke Alarms
- Inside and outside of all bedrooms and sleeping areas have Smoke Alarms.
- Have an alarm on every floor of your house.
- Interconnected smoke alarms that if one sounds, they all sound are best.
- Test your alarms monthly.
Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) is gas that has no odor.
- It is poisonous and can be deadly.
- Have a carbon monoxide detector outside of every sleeping area.
Have a Household Emergency Supply Kit
- Is the easiest way to ensure that you have what you need in case of a severe storm, power outage or other emergency.
Last updated Apr 2, 2019