Ways to Prevent Home Fires
How to Avoid Cooking Fires
The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. Always turn off any appliances before leaving your kitchen.
How to Avoid Electrical Fires
Most electrical fires result from faulty outlets and overloaded cords. Do not attempt to fix electrical issues without a professional.
Use Candles Safely
Candles are an easy way to add light and comfort to any room, but can be dangerous if left unattended or in the wrong place.
Fire Safety Tools
Both smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are powerful tools to prevent widespread fire loss. You should install a smoke alarm on each floor and in every bedroom of your home. When operating a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
If you doubt you can gain control of a fire, immediately get out of the area and call 911. Only rescue others if you can do so safely or wait for professional help to arrive. Do not enter the area until the fire department says it is safe to re-enter.