With the holidays and colder weather coming, be sure to check your Smoke Detectors. The threat of home fires can be prevented by taking the following necessary steps:
- Install working smoke alarms on every level in your home
- Place them inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas
- Test smoke detectors and replace batteries at least once a year
- Have spare batteries available even when smoke detectors are working
- Check Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Inspect your home for fire safety and/or have it inspected by an Electrician
- Have an emergency fire escape plan in place
- Have your Home Furnace serviced and inspected
- Test your Fire Extinguisher
Remind College Students, Seniors, and loved ones to have their Smoke Detectors checked. If you own a home, know where your Insurance Policy is located. Is your policy in force and are you adequately covered? Store emergency contacts in your Cell Phone and/or where you have them readily accessible in case of an emergency. When the air is dry, fires thrive - check outdoors and keep debris away. The remains of fire isn't pretty. Asthma and fire don't mix. There are many different types of fires. They include house, hotels, airbnb, campers, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, kitchen fires, barbecue fires, grease, car, plane, train, forest fires, and the worst of all are those caused by negligence. Make safety a top priority.
FIRE SAFETY SLOGANS
"Fire Destruction is One Man's Job, Fire Prevention is Everybody's Job."
"Be Alert! Avert Fire!"
"Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires"
When vacant homes are on the market during fall and winter,
homeowners are still responsible for home maintenance.