Safety Tips

Fire Safety Reminders

  • Dryer vents - Clean lint from your vent and hose regularly.
  • Electricity - When replacing light bulbs, don't exceed wattage recommendations.
  • Escape plan - Plan two ways out of each room; practice evacuation with your family.
  • Fire extinguishers - Keep one on each floor of your house, and make sure they're charged.
  • Fireplace - Keep the fireplace and chimney clean, and use a screen to catch embers.
  • Furnace - Have your heating system inspected annually.
  • Halogen floor lamps - Keep fabrics away from these hot-burning bulbs.
  • Kitchen safety - Never open an oven door if you see flames, and turn panhandles inward.
  • Smoke detectors - Place one on every level of your home, and replace batteries regularly.
  • Smoking safety - Never smoke in bed; keep matches and lighters away from children.
  • Space heaters - Never leave them on while sleeping, and keep away from flammables.
  • Wall Heaters - Keep furniture away from wall heaters.
  • Wood/coal stoves - Check for creosote build-up, and don't overload the stove.
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