Fire Safety Tip (Weekly)

  Oven Fires

In the event of an oven fire, keep the door closed and turn off the heat.  Evacuate and call 9-1-1 as an extra precaution.


Grease Fire Safety

Do not put water on grease fire!  Slide the pan over the fire to extinguish the flames.  Turn off the heat.  Evacuate and call 9-1-1 as extra precaution.

 


Electrical Safety

Do not put water on an electrical fire!  You can use a fire extinguisher rated for electrical fires if you wish.


Electrical Safety

Always keep electrical appliances away from water and moisture.


Light bulb Safety

Match the light bulb's wattage to the lamps specifications.  Do not use a bulb with higher wattage than the lamp's maximum capability.  This can lead to overloaded lamp wiring and fire.

 
Home Hazards

Take a tour of your home from a child's perspective looking for any hazards. 


Medication Safety

Lock medications safely away from the reach of children.


Dryer Maintenance

Clean the lint trap of your clothes dryer after each load of laundry to remove lint build up.


Fire Extinguishers

Consider purchasing and learning how to operate a home fire extinguisher.


Electrical Safety

Check outlets in your home for overloaded sockets or damaged cords, and do not place cords under rugs or furniture.


Bath Water Temperature

Check your child's bath water temperature (using your wrist or elbow) to be sure it's not too hot.  Consider turning your hot water heater down to 120 degrees or lower to prevent burns.


Carbon Monoxide Safety

Have a carbon monoxide alarm for your home located outside sleeping areas and be sure to test it monthly.


  Cooking Safety

Never leave cooking food unattended and never cook while drowsy.