Be Smart About Smoke Alarms and Fire Safety

smoke-315874_640It’s good practice to check your smoke alarms with the change of each season. As the weather cools down, more lights are on for longer periods of time, and more heat sources are active. Ensure your family’s safety with these tips that can help protect you through the winter.

Smoke Alarm Safety Check List

fire-extinguisher-1139909_1280Additional Fire Safety

  • Check your fire extinguishers. Buy them if you don’t have any. Know how to use them!
  • Make a fire escape safety plan and review it with your family. If you already have one, review it at your next family meeting.
  • Have safety ladders for upstairs bedrooms.
  • Keep your dryer lint catcher clean.
  • Unplug electrical items when not in use.
  • Unplug electrical items when you leave the house.
  • Don’t smoke near the house and always make sure any butts are completely out.