Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas.
Interconnect smoke alarms throughout your home. When one sounds, they all sound.
Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Have a home fire escape plan.
Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
Be careful when using candles
Keep candles at least 1 foot away from anything that can burn
Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
Watch your cooking!
Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the appliance.
Give space heaters space
Keep fixed and portable heaters at least 3 feet from anything that can burn.
Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
Inspect electrical cords (unplugged from the outlet)
Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections.
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a month and replace batteries (if applicable) once a year or when the detector "chirps" indicating the battery is low.
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