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Home Fire Safety Checklist

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Fire fighters extinguishing a house fire in West Kelowna, BC Fire fighters extinguishing a house fire in West Kelowna, BC

A fire in your home is devastating, and sadly many times could have been avoided. Ensuring your home is fire safe on a regular basis is crucial for prevention. Below is a fire safety checklist to use. Protect what’s most important…your family, loved ones and home.

  • Ensure each level of your home has a working fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector
  • Clean vents/air ducts & dryer vent
  • Check appliances (even hair dryers and lamps) for worn or frayed cords (Damaged cords should be replaced and discarded)
  • Avoid “knock-off” electrical products (these products can easily overheat or short circuit)
  • Check extension cords and wall sockets- do not overload
  • Do not run cords under rugs or carpeting
  • Change your air filter and inspect your furnace
  • Check your range hood and fan are fully vented and remove greasy buildup
  • Create a fire escape plan with your family
  • Prepare a home emergency kit
  • Create a home inventory of your belongings (Take pictures or make a video)
  • Invest in a fire proof safe to keep all your irreplaceable/important documents protected

Did you know? According to the province of BC, in 43% of home fires causing a loss of life, there was no working smoke alarm. Be prepared, be safe.

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