- Install smoke (and carbon monoxide) detectors. Check them monthly for correct operation.
- Smoke detectors should be on all levels of the home and OUTSIDE bedrooms. A carbon monoxide detector should be near the furnace.
- Do not run electrical cords under carpeting. They can short out and start a fire.
- Do not overload electrical plugs or circuits. Do not replace a blowing fuse with a higher amperage fuse.
- Make and practice an emergency exit plan. If you are bed or chairbound, notify your emergency service.
- Obtain multipurpose (ABC) type fire extinguishers for each living area, furnace area, gargage, and storage area. Place in a highly visible location.
- Have a flashlight and battery powered radio handy. Make sure you have batteries.
- If you live alone, consider arranging for someone to call or stop by daily to make sure you are
OK. This person should have an emergency number.