HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST:
Simple changes that could save your life
CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES
The IAFC and fire experts nationwide encourage people to change smoke alarm batteries at least annually. An easy way to remember to change your batteries is when you turn you clock back in the fall. Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality alkaline batteries, such as Energizer brand batteries, to keep your smoke alarm going year long.
CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARMS
After inserting a fresh battery in your smoke alarm, check to make sure the smoke alarm itself is working by pushing the safety test button.
COUNT YOUR SMOKE ALARMS
Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, including one in every bedroom and one outside each sleeping area.
VACUUM YOUR SMOKE ALARMS
Each month, clean your smoke alarm of dust and cobwebs to ensure their sensitivity.
CHANGE YOUR FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES
To make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them, use high
quality alkaline batteries. Note: Keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement and family room, and use it to signal for help in the event of a fire.
INSTALL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
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