Practice Fire Safety
Take a moment to ask yourself the following questions regarding fire safety in your home to avoid risk.
Do you have adequate smoke detectors in your home?
How good are your electric connections?
Is your Stove clear of flammable objects?
Has your chimney been swept?
Do you have several fire extinguishers in your home?
Do you have an escape plan?
It’s recommended to have approved smoke alarms on each level of the home, outside sleeping areas and inside bedrooms. Test your alarm monthly and replace batteries once a year.
Never overload electrical circuits or extension cords. Never place cords or wires under rugs in high traffic areas. If any electric cables are worn or taped, they should be replaced immediately. Shut off and unplug any appliances that sputter, spark or emit an unusual smell.
Keep wires, cloths and oven gloves away from stove top. Don’t let grease or other remains build up-they can go up in flames
If you have a fireplace, you should have your chimney inspected and cleaned at least once a year.
Practice an escape plan with your family. Stay low to the floor when escaping from the fire and never open doors that are hot. Have a set location where everyone can meet after escaping the house.
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