Prevention

An ounce of prevention can save your life. Prevention is your best insurance against fire. Take these simple fire safety precautions in your own unit to prevent fire from starting.

Simple Fire Safety Precautions
  • Be careful with smoking materials. Keep large ashtrays for smokers and never smoke in bed!
  • Check regularly for electrical hazards, such as worn electrical cords, overloaded extension cords and outlets, and broken appliances.
  • Don't store flammable liquids in your home, car, or anywhere else inside your building.
  • Don't use balconies, porches, fire escapes or furnace rooms for storage. Fires starting in these areas can burn undetected.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children. Store matches and lighters in a locked cabinet up high out of the reach of children.