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SAFE AT HOME / FIRE DO'S & DON'T'S

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  • DO install a smoke detector on every level.
  • DO plan your escape routes in case fire does strike.
Bedroom
  • DON'T smoke in bed
  • DON'T place heaters within 3 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 sleep while they are on.
  • DO unplug heaters after you turn them off.
Living / Family Room
  • DON'T put ashtrays on chairs or sofa arms.
  • DON'T staple electrical cords to walls or otherwise pierce the insulation.
  • DON'T leave unattended cigarettes burning in ash trays.
  • DON'T run electrical cord under rugs, over nails or in high traffic area's.
  • DO clean chimneys yearly.
Kitchen
  • DON'T leave food unattended on the stove. If you must leave the kitchen, take a utensil along as a reminder.
  • DON'T cook while wearing sleeves that can dangle near burners.
  • DON'T let crumbs build up in toasters.
  • DON'T overload electrical outlets with appliances.
  • DON'T let curtians hang near your range.
  • DO check the kitchen before bed. Oven off? Coffee pot unplugged?

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General Safety
  • SMOKE DETECTORS placed near bedrooms and on every level.
  • SMOKE DETECTORS' batteries checked monthly.
  • Doors, hallways and stairs clear of obstructions.
Electrical Safety
  • No flammable materials (such as furniture, clothes, curtains or towels) within 3 feet of space heaters or stoves.
  • No flammable liquids stored near ignition sources.
  • No frayed or cracked electrical cords.
  • No electrical cords under riugs, over nails or in high traffic areas.
  • All fuses in fuse box are correct size.
  • All outlets have cover plates and no exposed wiring.
Alternate Heater Safety
  • Plug heaters directly into the wall socket and unplug when not in use.
  • No alternate heaters placed where they can be knocked over.
Kitchen Safety
  • No small pans on large burners or large pans on small burners.
  • Dish towels not used as potholders.
  • Turn pot handles away from the front of stoves.
 
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