Fire Safety

Tips
  • Test Your Smoke Alarm - Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Test the smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries twice a year.
  • Plan Your Escape - Create and practice a home escape plan with your family.
  • Keep Matches and Lighters in a Safe Area - Always keep matches and lighters stored high in a locked cabinet or a locked box. Kids imitate adults, set a safe example.
  • Cook Safely - Never leave cooking unattended and keep the cooking area clutter free.
  • Give Space Heaters Space - Keep anything that can burn three feet away from portable heaters.
  • Extinguish Smoking Materials - Before emptying the contents of an ashtray into the trash, wet the contents.
  • Electrical Safety - Replace damaged electrical cords and repair or replace appliances that smell, smoke, or overheat.
A house on fire and a hose spraying water on it
A house with fire coming out of the room