10 Tips For Fire Safety

October 9 to 15 is Fire Prevention Week. As the leaves change and the weather cools, fireplaces are reignited, candles are lit, and hot cups of cocoa are boiled on the stove. And during this time of year it’s important to remember to keep your family safe by taking precautionary steps to avoid a fire in your home.

At the Law Offices of Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau we care about your safety and are here to remind you of the value in taking the time to review safety tips with your family to prevent any burn injuries from a fire.

10 fire safety tips and preventative measures to take in your home:

  • Install smoke alarms in every level of the house including inside bedrooms. Test alarms once a month and change batteries at least once a year
  • Have a fire escape plan in case of emergency. Practice twice a year
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet away from heat sources
  • Turn off portable heaters when you leave home or go to sleep
  • Educate children on the dangers of fire, matches, and lighters
  • Do not leave foods cooking on the stove or in the oven unattended
  • Do not smoke in bed
  • Do not leave candles burning overnight
  • Use a qualified electrician for any electrical work needed
  • Make sure everyone in your family, including children, know to dial 911 in case of fire
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