Do you have smoke detectors?
Are they working?
Are smoke detectors properly located? (One inside each bedroom, one outside each sleeping area and one on each level of the home including basements but excluding attics.)
Do you have a home escape plan?
Have you had a home fire drill to practice your plan?
Are emergency escape routes free of obstructions? (i.e. window air conditioners)
Are there extension cords being used in place of proper electrical wiring? Run under rugs?
Are appliance cords in good repair?
Do you have a fire extinguisher? Do you know how to use it? How old is it? If over 5 years it should be replaced.
Are flammable liquids properly stored?
Are your heating systems in good working order and serviced each year?
Are there accumulations of combustibles that should be removed?
Is the cooking area of the kitchen clear of clutter and other combustibles?
Is your gas grill in proper working order?
Is the tank for the gas grill stored outside - not in a basement or garage?
Make sure that dryer vents are cleaned and kept clear at all times.
For a free courtesy home inspection by a member of the Fire Marshal's Office please contact 341-5020.