How To Create A Firesafe Home <ul><li>With a little planning, you can save your home and family from fire by knowing how f...
Common Ways Home Fires Start <ul><li>Large appliances like clothes dryers or  ovens, small appliances like hair dryers  an...
How To Firesafe Your Kitchen <ul><li>Unplug items when not in use,  including your toaster, coffee maker,  blender, and mo...
How To Firesafe Your Bedrooms <ul><li>Turn off electric blankets, mattress pads, and space heaters before going to sleep. ...
How To Firesafe Your Bathroom <ul><li>Make sure all small appliances are unplugged when not in use.  </li></ul><ul><li>Pur...
How Fires Outside The Home Start <ul><li>Wildfires </li></ul><ul><li>Gas line explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Improper trash ...
Firesafe Outside Your Home  <ul><li>Create a clear space of 30 feet around your home by removing all flammable vegetation ...
Detectors And Extinguishers <ul><li>Check your smoke alarms often and replace the batteries every six months. Place smoke ...
Safeguard Your Valuable Papers <ul><li>Keep important papers like birth  and marriage certificates,  insurance policies, a...
Practice Makes Perfect <ul><li>Practice 'stop, drop, and roll' so  everyone knows what to do in case  of fire. </li></ul><...
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How To Create A Firesafe Home

  1. 1. How To Create A Firesafe Home <ul><li>With a little planning, you can save your home and family from fire by knowing how fires start and how to increase your home fire safety. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Common Ways Home Fires Start <ul><li>Large appliances like clothes dryers or ovens, small appliances like hair dryers and toasters. </li></ul><ul><li>Overloaded electrical outlets, frayed or worn electrical cords, space heaters, and unattended fireplaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Candles, holiday decorations, and live Christmas trees. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How To Firesafe Your Kitchen <ul><li>Unplug items when not in use, including your toaster, coffee maker, blender, and more. Inspect the electrical outlets for the stove, microwave, and dishwasher. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep towels, curtains, and paper products away from hot burners. </li></ul><ul><li>Never place metal in a microwave. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How To Firesafe Your Bedrooms <ul><li>Turn off electric blankets, mattress pads, and space heaters before going to sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Only use newer model space heaters with an automatic shut-off in case it overheats. Place space heaters away from curtains and other hazardous conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Never smoke in bed or while lying on the couch to avoid the risk of falling asleep with a burning cigarette. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How To Firesafe Your Bathroom <ul><li>Make sure all small appliances are unplugged when not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase bathroom appliances with an automatic shut-off in case you forget to turn them off. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep towels away from heaters and appliances that heat up. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Fires Outside The Home Start <ul><li>Wildfires </li></ul><ul><li>Gas line explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Improper trash or leaf burning </li></ul><ul><li>Careless storage of matches </li></ul><ul><li>Lightening strikes </li></ul><ul><li>And other natural causes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Firesafe Outside Your Home <ul><li>Create a clear space of 30 feet around your home by removing all flammable vegetation and wood piles. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a &quot;fuel reduction zone&quot; by alternating the planting of tall and short plants. Remove the plants underneath tall trees to stop the rapid movement of a fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove dead branches, leaves, and pine needles from your trees, gutters, and roof, making sure you have a 10 foot clearance between tree limbs and your chimney. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Detectors And Extinguishers <ul><li>Check your smoke alarms often and replace the batteries every six months. Place smoke detectors in living and sleeping areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a fire extinguisher nearby to handle any small fires that pop up while cooking. Baking soda quickly extinguishes grease fires on top of the stove. </li></ul><ul><li>It is always a good idea to practice using a fire extinguisher before you actually need to. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Safeguard Your Valuable Papers <ul><li>Keep important papers like birth and marriage certificates, insurance policies, and bank account information in a fire-safe box. </li></ul><ul><li>A bank safety deposit box also works, but you have limited access in a disaster during non-business hours. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice Makes Perfect <ul><li>Practice 'stop, drop, and roll' so everyone knows what to do in case of fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse your exit plan from each room in your home. Purchase a fire escape ladder for two and three story homes. Designate a meeting spot far enough away to be clear of danger, like a neighbor's yard. </li></ul><ul><li>Show your children how to dial 911 so they are prepared in case of a fire or other emergency. </li></ul>

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