Fire Safety Tips

  1. Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    Install at least one UL-listed carbon monoxide detector in every home. A good place for a detector to be installed would be in or near the utility room.

  2. Children & Matches

    Matches and lighters are deadly in the hands of a child. Use child-resistant lighters and store all matches and lighters high where youth cannot reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet.

  3. Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

    Is there a smoke detector on every floor of your house? Don't bother getting dressed or gathering valuables! Dedicate an area away from the house as a meeting place.

  4. Portable Home Fire Extinguishers

    When used properly, a portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by extinguishing a small fire or containing it until the Fire Department arrives. Individuals must know how to use the extinguisher — the easiest way is to remember the "PASS" procedure: Pull pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep from side-to-side.

  5. Rewards

    See the rewards you could get for reporting arson.

  6. Smoke Detectors

    Smoke detectors are the most important tool in fire safety. A working smoke detector doubles the chance of surviving a fire, warning of a fire in time to escape. Smoke detectors should be installed on each level of the home and outside of each sleeping area.