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Home Escape Plan Household Safety Emergency Equipment Seasonal Safety Fire Facts Fire Safety Checklist


Are you aware of the safety hazards around you? If you so, are you doing something to prevent those fire risks? Below is a checklist of fire hazards that can be around you in your house. Once you have gone through our list, see can you find other hazards that we've missed...go ahead we dare you to!


checkbox Are fuel-burning space heaters and appliances properly installed and used?
checkbox Are all space heaters placed away from traffic? Are children and elderly persons cautioned to keep their clothing away?
checkbox Has the family been cautioned not to use flammable liquids, like gasoline, to start or freshen a fire (or for cleaning purposes)?
checkbox Is the fireplace equipped with a metal fire screen or heat-tempered glass doors?
checkbox Since portable gas and oil heaters in fireplaces use up oxygen as they burn, do you provide proper ventilation when they are in use?
checkbox Are proper clearances provided between space heaters and curtains, bedding, furniture, etc? Jaret Sereda
checkbox Do you stop members of your household from smoking in bed?
checkbox Do you know you should give matches or lighters to an adult if you find them? What about your younger brother or sister?
checkbox Do you check up after others to see that no cigarette butts are lodged in upholstered furniture where they can smolder unseen at night?

checkbox Are matches and lighters kept away from small children?
checkbox Do you dispose of smoking materials carefully (not in waste baskets) and keep large, safe ashtrays wherever people smoke? Tomas Kubinek
checkbox Children get burned climbing on the stove to reach an item overhead. Do you store cookies, cereal, or other "bait" away from the stove?
checkbox Do you keep your basement closets, garage, and yard, clear of combustibles like papers, cartons, old furniture, or old rags?
checkbox Are gasoline and other flammable liquids stored in safety cans (never glass jugs, discarded bleach bottles, or other makeshift containers) and away from heat, sparks, and children?
checkbox Is paint kept in tightly-closed metal containers?
checkbox Are there enough electrical outlets in every room and special circuits for heavy-duty appliances such as space heaters and air conditioners?
checkbox Are furnace, stove, and smoke pipes far enough from combustible walls and ceilings, and in good repair?
checkbox Is your heating equipment checked yearly by a serviceman?
checkbox Is the chimney cleaned and checked regularly?
checkbox For safety against chimney and other sparks, is the roof covering fire retardant?
checkbox Did you have a qualified electrician install or extend your wiring?
Do all your appliances carry the seal of a testing laboratory?

 

 

 


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