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Home Fire Safety Checklist
Baseboard and portable heaters are away from anything that can burn such as furniture, curtains, papers, clothing, etc.
The fireplace is equipped with a sturdy metal screen. The chimney is checked before each heating season, and repairs are made as necessary.
Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are used as little as possible. Extension cords are not tacked to walls, under rugs or through doorways.
Cooking food is never left unattended while on the stove or in the oven. If it is necessary to leave the kitchen for a short time while cooking, set a timer or take something to remind you that the stove or oven is on.
The stove and oven are kept clean of grease and spilled food. In the event of a fire, the best response is to put a lid over the flames.
Matches, lighters and other smoking materials are kept out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Always place candles in non-tip candle holders before lighting them. Keep them out of the reach of children. Extinguish candles before leaving a room or going to bed, as unattended candles start many fires each year.
No smoking in bed is a rule. Drowsy or medicated people may forget lit materials and start a fire.
Once a year install new batteries in the smoke detectors and test them once each month.
Be sure the family knows what to do if there is a fire. Prepare an Escape Plan and have a Home Fire Drill so the family can practice their escape.