- Buy a smoke detector (alarm) and
put it close to the bedrooms in your home.
- Test your
smoke detector to be sure the battery works. Do this
on the first day of each month.
- Put a new battery in your
smoke detector every year when Daylight Savings Time
starts and ends
(in April and October).
- Plan how you and your family
will get out of your home if there is a fire. Practice
IN THE KITCHEN
- Never leave the kitchen while food is
cooking on the stove.
- Don’t leave grease containers
on or near the stove.
- Keep potholders, dishrags and paper towels away from
- Always check to be sure your stove, coffeepot or
other appliances are turned OFF before your leave
- Never smoke in bed or while napping in a
chair or sofa!
- Always use an ashtray. Never lay a burning
cigarette directly on a table, countertop or other surface.
- Dip cigarette butts and matches in
water before throwing them in the trash.
- Before you leave
a room, check your safa and chairs
for cigarettes that may have been dropped.
lighters and matches away from children.
HEATERS AND CANDLES
- Keep space heaters and candles at least three
feet away from curtains, beds, blankets and furniture,
items that may catch fire.
- Before you go to bed,
check space heaters and extinguish candles.
- Snuff out
candles any time you leave a room.
- Never burn candles
- Never let children use or play with heaters,
candles or anything that burns.
- Make sure children keep
their toys and clothes far away from heaters or anything
OTHER DANGERS AROUND THE HOME
- Don’t plug
too many things into one electrical outlet.
put extension cords under rugs or carpets.
- Liquids like
gasoline, kerosene or paint thinner are dangerous because
they catch fire quickly.
- Don’t store any liquid
items like that near where you live.
- Keep liquids
that can catch fire only in approved metal containers.
- Don’t store liquids that
can catch fire in glass or plastic containers.