Fire Safety Tips & Prevention
-Install at least one smoke alarm outside each sleeping area. For improved safety, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom.
-Check electrical appliances regularly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions: electric blankets, heating pads, curling irons, radios, televisions, irons.
-Bedrooms should be non-smoking areas.
BASEMENT AND ATTIC
-Remove all combustible and flammable materials from the basement and attic.
-Do not store gasoline in basements or attics! Store gasoline in well-ventilated areas, preferably outdoors.
-Do not store propane indoors.
-Use only approved containers to store and transport gasoline.
-Have a thorough yearly maintenance check of the furnace carried out by a professional.
-When replacing an old furnace, consult a professional to determine the most safe, economical and efficient system for your home.
-Chimneys should be cleaned at least once a year.
GARAGE AND WORKSHOP
-Flammable materials – thinners, gasoline, paints, industrial cleaners – should be stored neatly in approved containers and away from possible ignitable sources.
-Do not smoke, or leave matches or lighters in the garage or workshop.
-Install and know how to properly use the appropriate fire extinguisher for the garage/workshop.
-Keep the area clean. Remove garbage, paper products, oily rags and wool