FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST
Keep all lighters and matches in a locked
or high cabinet and teach children not to play with them.
Educate children to stay away from hot
things on the stove or outside grill. Turn pot handles toward the back
of the stovetop.
Use electrical outlets safely. Do not overload
them or plug more than one extension cord into each. If you have very
young children, place childproof plugs in any unused outlets.
Replace all frayed, cracked, or broken
electrical cords. Keep portable heaters at least three feet away from
anything that can burn. Let children know that they shouldn't touch or
play near them.
Unplug small appliances when not in use.
Install smoke detectors on every level of
your home and near each bedroom. Let children help you test them
Change Smoke detector batteries twice a
year at the same time you reset your clocks for Daylight Saving Time or for
Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home, especially in the kitchen, basement, and garage.
Keep out of children's reach.
Have a Fire
Escape Plan, with two ways out of each room, and a meeting place for
everyone to go to outside the home. Practice your Escape Plan with your family often.
Make sure all exits from rooms are not
List Emergency numbers near each
phone. Teach children to dial 9-1-1 in an Emergency.
Teach children to STOP, DROP, AND ROLL if their clothes catch on fire.