Are you prepared for emergencies? Make sure each statement below is true for your home!
- Smoke alarms are on every level of the home.
- Smoke alarms are inside and outside sleeping areas.
- Smoke alarms are tested each month.
- Smoke alarm batteries are changed as needed.
- Smoke alarms are less than 10 years old.
- People can hear smoke alarms from any room.
- The cooking area has no items that can burn.
- People stay in the kitchen when they are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
- People only smoke outside and never in bed.
- People put cigarettes out safely in an ashtray with a wide base that will not tip over.
- People never smoke around medical oxygen.
- Space heaters are least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.
- People blow out candles before leaving the room.
- There is a fire escape plan that shows 2 ways out of every room.
- Exits are always clear and not blocked with furniture or other items.
- Everyone knows where the safe meeting place is outside the home.
- The escape plan works for everyone, including people who use a wheelchair, a hearing aid, or glasses.
- There is a phone near the bed to call a local emergency number in case of a fire.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Carbon monoxide alarms are located on each level of the home.
- Carbon monoxide alarms are less than 7 years old.
Electrical and Appliance Safety
- No electrical cords run under rugs.
- All electrical cords are in good condition and not broken or cut.
- People clean the dryer of lint after every use.
- All plug outlets are safe and do not feel warm when
you touch them. (If they are warm, call the landlord
or an electrician.)
Source for Content: United States Fire Administration
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