Public Safety


Fire Safety Tips

Keep Your Home Safe:

  • Install a smoke alarm outside each sleeping area and on each additional level of your home.
  • If people sleep with doors closed, install smoke alarms inside sleeping areas, too.
  • Test each smoke alarm once a month. When necessary, replace batteries immediately. Replace all batteries at least twice a year.
  • Vacuum away cobwebs and dust from your smoke alarms weekly.
  • Smoke alarms become less sensitive over time. Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.
  • Keep one or more working fire extinguishers in your home and know how to use them.

Make a Plan:

  • Consider installing an automatic fire sprinkler system in your home.
  • Plan escape routes. Determine at least two ways to escape from every room of your home.
  • Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second or third floor. Learn how to use them and store them near the window. 
  • Select a location outside your home where everyone would meet after escaping.
  • Practice your escape plan at least once a month.




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