Mar 21 Home Fire Prevention
Performing checks on smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers are simple tasks that can make a big difference on the safety of your family and your home.
- Check all smoke alarms in your home and replace any old or non-working batteries and make sure you have enough smoke alarms in your home.
- Create and identify an escape route out of your home and practice that route with all your family members.
- If your home has a fire sprinkler system, make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by anything that might prevent them from working.
- Be careful of any portable heating units and make sure nothing that could cause a fire is near them and make sure you turn them off if leaving your home.
- Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from any type of fireplace or stove.
- When cooking, make sure someone is present to put out any fires that may occur due to grease or alcohol.
- Blow out all candles before leaving your home or going to bed.
Additionally, check the expiration date on your fire extinguishers. Keep flammable materials away from stoves. Check your outdoor grills to make sure they are far enough away from your home and that they are cleaned and any gas lines are hooked up properly.