Fire Safety & Health
Fire Safety begins at home. Every family should know the basics of how to prevent fires at home, and what to do in case there is a fire. The Fire Department's Office of Fire Safety Education has prepared several brochures to help the whole family learn about what steps to take to ensure that everyone's home is fire-safe, so invest a few minutes, and learn how to BE SAFE!
Fire Safety in the Home
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 the following fire hazards you can find, then take action to correct them.
- Remove piles of stored newspapers or other rubbish. Newspapers stored in a damp, warm place may ignite spontaneously.
- Check for overloaded outlets or old or frayed extension cords.
- Replace fuses of the wrong size.
- Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
- 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 Dispose of outdated or empty cans properly