FIRE DO's AND DONT'S

Throughout the House
  • DO install a smoke detector on every floor.
  • DO plan your escape routes in case fire does strike.
Bedroom
  • DON'T smoke in bed.
  • DON'T place heaters within three feet of flammable materials
  • DON'T use heaters to dry clothes.
  • DON'T use extension cords with portable heaters.
  • DON'T leave heaters unattended or go to sleep while they are on.
  • DO unplug heaters after you turn them off.
Living/Family Room
  • DON'T put ashtrays on chair or sofa arms.
  • DON'T run electrical cords under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas.
  • DON'T leave unattended cigarettes burning in ashtrays.
  • DON'T staple electrical cords to walls or otherwise pierce the insulation.
Kitchen
  • DON'T leave food unattended on the stove. If you must leave the kitchen, take a wooden spoon or a potholder as a reminder.
  • DON'T cook wearing sleeves that can dangle near the burners.
  • DON'T use your oven to heat your home.
  • DON'T let grease build up on your stove or oven.
  • DON'T let crumbs build up in your toaster.
  • DON'T overload electrical outlets with appliances.
  • DON'T let curtains hang near your range.
  • DO check the kitchen before bed. Oven off? Coffee pot unplugged?

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