Fire Safety Tips

  • Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home. 
  • Have at least one ABC rated fire extinguisher in your home.  
  • Have a home emergency plan and practice it with your family. 
  • Address numbers should be visible so emergency can responders can easily locate your home.  4” contrasting colored numbers are required.
  • Exercise safe cooking practices in the kitchen to prevent kitchen fires and burn injuries.
  • Keep the home clear of combustible debris such as cardboard boxes, rags, paper products, flammable liquids etc. 
  • Ensure that fireplaces and wood stoves are well maintained, inspected and cleaned annually. 
  • Ensure that heat producing appliances such as furnaces, dryers and water heaters are cleaned and maintained.  
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
  • Store flammable materials away from heat sources.
  • Use extension cords and appliances appropriately.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits.
  • In the event of an emergency, always dial 911.

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