Fire Safety

Fire Safety Begins with You.

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60% of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.

Fire Safety Tips

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Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms once a month, if they’re not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.

For Children

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Cooking Safety

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing.

But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.

Heating Safety

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths?

With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Create a home escape plan

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

In 2013, there were an estimated 369,500 reported home structure fires and 2,755 associated civilian deaths in the United States.

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

During cold weather our homes are tightly sealed and our furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves are working hard to keep to keep us warm.

With today’s tightly sealed and well insulated homes, carbon monoxide can accumulate to hazardous levels in a short period of time. Therefore, it’s critical to have working carbon monoxide detectors in your house.

Carbon monoxide alarms should be located outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.