Apr 22


Fire Safety At Home

Category: Toolbox Talks
Smoke Alarms
  •  There is one smoke alarm on every level of the home and inside and outside each sleeping area.
  •  Smoke alarms are tested and cleaned monthly.
  •  Smoke alarm batteries changed at least twice a year.
  •  Smoke alarms are less than 10 years old.
Cooking Safety
  •  Cooking area is free from items that can catch fire.
  •  Kitchen stove hood is clean and vented to the outside.
  •  Pots are not left unattended on the stove.
Electrical & Appliance Safety
  •  Electrical cords do not run under rugs.
  •  Electrical cords are not frayed or cracked.
  •  Circuit-protected, multi-prong adapters are used for additional outlets.
  •  Large and small appliances are plugged directly into wall outlets.
  •  Clothes dryer lint filter and venting system are clean.
Candle Safety
  •  Candles are in sturdy fire-proof containers that won’t be tipped over.
  •  All candles are extinguished before going to bed or leaving the room.
  •  Children and pets are never left unattended with candles.
  • Smoking Safety
  •  Family members who smoke only buy fire-safe cigarettes and smoke outside.
  •  Matches and lighters are secured out of children’s sight.
  •  Ashtrays are large, deep and kept away from items that can catch fire.
  •  Ashtrays are emptied into a container that will not burn.
Home Escape Plan
  •  Have two ways out of each room.
  •  Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke.
  •  Know that once you’re out, stay out.
  •  Know where to meet after the escape.
  •  Meeting place should be near the front of your home, so firefighters know you are out.
  •  Practice your fire escape plan.

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