Fire Safety

Fire Safety at Home

Fire can be extremely dangerous. Not only can it destroy property, but it can take lives. The potential for a fire in the home is not something to be taken lightly. Here are some tips for homeowners and occupants to ensure fire safety in their homes:

  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from heat sources
  • Never leave candles unattended
  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home. Also, remember to check, test, and clean them regularly.
  • Keep BBQs clean and maintained
  • Remove lint from dryer filter after every use
  • Avoid using outlet extenders or plug-in power bars
  • Keep lighters and matches out of sight and reach of children

It is also helpful to create a home fire safety checklist and a fire evacuation plan with your family. The goal of the checklist is to ensure that all household members understand fire safety and encourage everyone to conduct home fire safety checks. The fire evacuation plan is a document that identifies the actions that all occupants of the household should take in the event of a fire.