Fire Prevention Tips
Fire damage can be stressful and overwhelming. A fire is something that nobody expects to happen to them; but if it does happen to you, everything will become extremely chaotic in a short amount of time. Here are some things you can do in advance to help reduce the chance of a fire in your home:
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in all bedrooms.
- Test the smoke alarms every month.
- Replace the batteries in smoke alarms every 12 months.
- Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
- Never leave cooking unattended.
- Keep pot holders, towels and curtains away from flames.
- Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy or medicated.
- Keep matches and lighters away from children.
- Do not overload electrical outlets or extension cords.
- Do not run electrical cords under rugs.
- Replace old or frayed electrical cords.
- Have an escape plan, make sure your whole family knows the plan, and then practice it.
Keep your home and family safe!