Home Safety

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Fire Safety

  • Be sure your address is visible from the street at all times day/night.
  • Practice home fire exit drills with all family members and have two ways out.
  • Mount fire extinguisher in kitchen and keep visible.
  • Install Smoke Detectors (at least one on every floor and in the bedrooms and be sure to change the batteries at least once a year).
  • Store gasoline only in approved containers and not in the house.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets or run cords under carpets.
  • Be sure electric panel is clearly identified and accessible.
  • Keep combustible materials away from hot water heaters and furnace.
  • Don't leave cooking unattended -- it is a leading cause of fires in the home.

General Safety

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in a location near bedrooms.
  • Install child safety caps for electrical outlets.
  • Keep chemicals, cleaning supplies and medicines locked up or out of reach of small children.
  • Keep lighters and matches away from children.

Personal Safety

  • Cool any burn with water only.
  • Wear a seatbelt in car at all times.
  • Lock up guns and keep away from children.
  • Use bicycle safety helmets with bikes and rollerblades.