Make Your Home Safe!

fire extinguisher home safetyProtect yourself and your family this winter and practice fire safety in your home. Also be aware of other household hazards by following these tips for the winter:

Be Prepared for a Home Emergency:

  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries
  • Hold a family fire drill – show all family members how to get out of your home in an emergency
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher handy and teach all family members how to use it

Play It Safe with Space Heaters:

  • Keep heaters at least 3 feet away from anything flammable, and always place space heaters on the floor
  • Always turn off heaters before you leave the house or go to sleep

Keep Flames Friendly:

  • Never leave burning candles or fires in fireplaces unattended 
  • Keep candles AT LEAST ONE FOOT from anything flammable 
  • Make sure fires and candles are out before you go to sleep