Fire Safety Checklist
- 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.
- Flammable liquid storage - Store flammable or combustible liquids outside your home in properly identified safety cans, in a well ventilated area away from ignition sources.
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