Below is a complete home fire safety checklist to keep you and your family protected.
❒ Make sure working smoke alarms are on every level of the home.
❒ These alarms should be placed inside and outside any sleeping areas.
❒ Test the alarms each and every month.
❒ Change batteries as needed.
❒ The alarms should be replaced after 10 years.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
❒ Alarms should be on each level of the home.
❒ Replace the alarms after seven years.
Electrical And Appliances
❒ All electrical cords must be in good condition (no cut or broken lines).
❒ You should clean the dryer of lint after every use.
❒ All outlets need to feel safe and not warm when touched.
❒ The cooking area should not feature any items that can burn.
❒ Individuals should always stay in the kitchen when anything is being grilled, fried, boiled or broiled.
❒ Pot handles need to be turned toward the back of the stove.
❒ Always blow out candles whenever leaving the room.
❒ Candles should be in fire-proof containers that can’t be tipped over.
❒ Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Fire Evacuation Plan
❒ There must be fire evacuation plans outlining two ways out of each room.
❒ Make sure everyone knows where the “safe zone” meeting spot is outside the home.
❒ Everyone should practice the evacuation plan at least once per year.