Fire Prevention

Home fires in the United States number over 1,000 a day.  What can you do to prevent fires in your home?  Request a Home Fire Safety Inspection today!

Home Fire Safety Checklist

  • Test Smoke Alarms
  • Family Escape Plan
  • Working Fire Extinguisher

Home Appliance Hazards

  • Always turn off the stove/oven before leaving the kitchen
  • Always turn the dryer off before leaving your home
  • Always clean the lint tray in your dryer before each use

Housekeeping Hazards

  • Keep your basement, closets, and attic cleared of old rags, papers, mattresses, broken furniture, and other combustible odds and ends
  • Destroy oily polishing rags or waste or place them in covered metal cans
  • Keep containers of stored paint, varnish, etc. tightly closed

Electrical Hazards

  • Allow only qualified electricians to install or extend your wiring
  • Ensure there are enough electrical outlets in every room to avoid the need for multiple attachment plugs and long extension cords

Yard & Garbage Hazards

  • Keep your yard cleared of leaves, debris, and combustible rubbish
  • Store gasoline for mowers or other machines in a strong, metal safety-type can with self-closing caps on the openings
  • If your garage is attached to the house, separate with a tight-fitting door that is kept closed

Matches & Careless Smoking Hazards

  • Keep matches away from sources of heat such as stoves and heaters
  • Make sure matches and smoking materials are out before disposing of them
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of small children
  • Make "no smoking in bed" a rule in your home