Basement Fire Safety- Quick Tips

    • Install a smoke alarm in the basement. Test the alarm each month, and clean as needed. The basement smoke alarm should be connected to other smoke alarms in your home.
    • If you have oil, gas or wood burning equipment in the basement, you should also have a carbon monoxide alarm installed in the basement.
    • Maintain easy, quick access to your fuse box or circuit breaker panel.
    • Keep the burner access doors on gas water heaters and gas furnaces closed to prevent flames from escaping and starting a fire.

    Source for Content: United States Fire Administration

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