Home Fire Safety Checklist
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.