Fire Prevention


 


TIPS

  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm near all bedrooms.
  • Install ceiling-mounted smoke alarms that are at least 4 inches away from the walls on every level of your home.
  • Wall-mounted smoke alarms should be installed 4 to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
  • Ensure smoke alarms are UL listed.
  • Test your smoke alarms once a month.
  • Vacuum your smoke alarms every 6 months.
  • Change your smoke alarm batteries at least once a year.
  • Do not run electrical wires under carpets.
  • Keep towels, curtains and other flammables at 3 feat away from space heaters.
  • Do not let your clothes dryer continue running when you leave your home.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional at least once a year.
  • Keep your grill at least 3 feet away from your home.
  • Develop and practice a home evacuation plan.
  • Make sure every family member knows 2 ways out of each room in your home.
  • Choose a place outside your home for all family members to meet.