Family Fire Safety Ideas

  • Install smoke detectors, check the batteries every month, and vacuum them regularly to keep them working.
  • Plan and practice a home fire escape plan, chose a meeting place outside your home.
  • Learn how to get emergency help in your community, and teach your children how to call for help.
  • Have regular home fire inspections. Contact your local fire department to learn about how you can rid your home of common fire hazards.
  • Keep your hot water heater at 120º or below to prevent scalds.