Fire Safety Tips

  • Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home.
  • Have at least one ABC rated fire extinguisher in your home.
  • Have a home emergency plan and practice it with your family.
  • Address numbers should be visible so emergency can responders can easily locate your home. 4” contrasting colored numbers are required.
  • Exercise safe cooking practices in the kitchen to prevent kitchen fires and burn injuries.
  • Keep the home clear of combustible debris such as cardboard boxes, rags, paper products, flammable liquids etc.
  • Ensure that fireplace and wood stove are well maintained, inspected and cleaned annually.
  • Ensure that heat producing appliances such as furnaces, dryers and water heaters are cleaned and maintained.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
  • Store flammable materials away from heat sources.
  • Use extension cords and appliances appropriately.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits.
  • In the event of an emergency, always dial 911.
Fire Extinguisher being sprayed