Think Safe Be Safe: Fire Prevention Tips 

According to the Home Safety Council’s State of Home Safety in America™ Report, fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury and related deaths. Fire safety and survival begin with everyone in your household being prepared. Follow these safety measures from the Home Safety Council to reduce the chance of fire in your home:

Inside the Home:

  • Check and clean your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords
  • Check your fire extinguishers
  • Have your air conditioner cleaned and checked
  • Practice exit drills with your family so everyone knows what to do in any emergency
  • Prepare for storm related outages
  • Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents

Outside & Around the Yard:

  • Make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street
  • Clean up yard debris, cut back dead limbs and grasses
  • Maintain a clear ‘fire zone’ of 10 feet around structures, clean up leaves and debris and consider using stone or other non-combustible mulches
  • Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances
  • Get your grill cleaned and serviced, check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and damage
  • Keep 100 feet of garden hose with and nozzle connected and ready for use