Home Fire Safety


 

                               HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 

Heating

  •    Baseboard heaters do not touch any furniture or curtains, or other items stored on the floor.
  •    You have your chimneys and heating systems inspected, cleaned and repaired prior to the heating season.
  •    All portable heaters are placed at least three feet from bedding, furniture, and other flammable materials. They are plugged directly in the wall, not into an extension cord.
  •    Portable heaters are turned off when you leave the room or before going to bed.
  •    Every fireplace is equipped with a sturdy metal screen.

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

  •    You use as few extension cords and plug adapters as possible.
  •    Extension cords used are not tacked to walls, run under rugs, or through doorways.
  •    Small appliances, like the toaster, are unplugged when not in use.

 

 

 

Housekeeping

  •    Matches and lighters are kept out of the reach of children in a secure place.
  •    Paint, varnish, and other flammables are stored in sturdy metal containers and in a cool place.
  •    Ashes from fireplaces and barbecues are only disposed of in metal containers.
  •    Candles are only lit when someone is able to keep an eye on them, and when placed in sturdy holders away from things that can burn.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen

  •    In the event of a grease fire, you know that the best thing to do is to put a lid on it.
  •    Cooking is never left unattended.
  •    The oven is never used to heat the home.

 

 

 

Smoke Alarms

  •   Smoke alarms are installed on a ceiling or high on the wall outside of the bedrooms on each level of the home and in every bedroom.
  •    Smoke alarm batteries are changed once a year.
  •    Smoke alarms are tested and vacuumed regularly.

 

 

 

Escape Plan

  •    You have a plan of escape showing two ways out of every room in your home, especially bedrooms
  •    You regularly practice your escape plan by holding fire drills in your home.
  •    Windows used for escaping can be opened easily.
  •    Your house numbers are clearly visible from the street.