• 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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