Fire Safety Tips

 

  • Draw a floor plan and escape route for each level of your home
  • Make sure there are at least two exits planned for every room
  • Choose a safe meeting place outside of your home
  • Practice your plan
  • Teach family members to “Stop, Drop, & Roll”
  • Sleep with doors closed to keep out fire and heat out of rooms
  • Learn how to use your fire extinguisher
  • Be sure to have your chimneys and fireplaces inspected and cleaned by a professional
  • Never leave a candle unattended
  • Always stay in the kitchen when cooking
  • Be sure that all your stove and oven pilots are lit
  • Decorate your home with flame-retardant or noncombustible materials
  • When using your outside grill place your grill in a safe distance from your home or anything that could catch fire.
  • Smoke detectors should be on every floor and in every bedroom of your home
  • For battery operated smoke detectors, be sure to test your detector and change your batteries every year
  • For monitored security system smoke detectors, be sure to set up a maintenance program with your alarm company to have your detectors professional cleaned and tested.