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Fire Safety In The Home

Home Safety Inspection

You CAN Improve Fire Safety In Your Home.

Start by making a fire safety inspection of your home. Check your house or apartment room by room to see which of these fire hazards you can find. Then take action to correct them!





 Inspection Hints and fixes  Safety Tips
Remove piles of stored newspapers or other rubbish. Newspapers stored in a damp, warm place may ignite spontaneously.  Remove all materials on or near your stove that could catch on fire, including paper, dishcloths, etc.
 Check for overloaded outlets or old or frayed extension cords.  Put a box of baking soda and a large pot lid next to your stove. Get a kitchen fire extinguisher and learn how to use it.
 Replace fuses of the wrong size.  Remove electrical cords from under rugs, those nailed to walls and behind radiators. Replace old damaged cords.
 Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.  Test your smoke detector regularly and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clock for Daylight Savings.
 Flammable liquids (cleaning fluids, contact adhesives, etc.) or aerosols stored near the range or other heat source. Remember, even a pilot light can set vapors on fire. Dispose of outdated or empty cans properly.  


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