Home Fire Safety Tips

Throughout the House

  • DO install a smoke detector on every floor.
  • DO plan your escape routes in case fire occurs.

Inside the Bedrooms

  • DON'T smoke in bed.
  • DON'T place heaters within three feet of flammable materials.
  • DON'T use heaters to dry clothes.
  • DON'T use exterior cords with portable heaters.
  • DON'T leave heaters unattended or go to sleep while they are on.
  • DO unplug heaters after you turn them off.

Inside the Living & Family Rooms

  • DON'T put ashtrays on chair or sofa arms.
  • DON'T run electrical cords under rugs, over nails, or in high traffic areas.
  • DON'T leave unattended cigarettes burning in ashtrays.
  • DON'T staple electrical cords to walls, or otherwise pierce the insulation.

Inside the Kitchen

  • DON'T leave food unattended on the stove.  If you must leave the kitchen take a wooden spoon or potholder as a reminder.
  • DON'T cook wearing sleeves that can dangle near the burners.
  • DON'T use your oven to heat your home.
  • DON'T let grease build up on your stove or oven.
  • DON'T let crumbs build up in your toaster.
  • DON'T overload electrical outlets with appliances.
  • DON'T let curtains hang near your range.
  • DO check the kitchen before bed.  Oven off?  Coffee pot unplugged?
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