FAQ Topic: Home Fire Safety

Recovering After a Home Fire

Immediately after a home fire, take these 4 steps: Call 9-1-1. Give first aid where needed; cool and cover burns to reduce the chance of further injury or infection. Let friends and family know you’re safe. People and animals that are seriously injured or burned should be transported to professional medical or veterinary help immediately. … Continued

What To Do If a Fire Starts

In the event of a fire, follow these practices to keep your family safe: Know how to safely operate a fire extinguisher Remember to GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number. Yell “Fire!” several times and go outside right away. If you live in a building with elevators, use … Continued

Home Heating Safety

With cold winter temperatures there is an increased use of fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, and other alternative heating methods. During these cold winter months, residential fires and other emergencies caused by heating appliances are more prevalent. The following safety tips can help you maintain a safe home this winter: Have your furnace or wood … Continued

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous … Continued

Smoke Alarms

It is essential to have working smoke alarms throughout your home in case of fire. When maintained, these devices are able to provide you ample warning of fire, helping to save lives and avoid fire injury. If a fire starts, smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying nearly in half. Smoke alarms sense abnormal … Continued

Top Fire Safety Tips

Follow these 4 simple practices in your home to prepare your family for a fire emergency. Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas. Test your smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries. Talk with all family members about a … Continued

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