Did you know that in 2013 approximately 2,500 people lost their lives in a fire?  

There were 13,900  injuries due to home fires and 84% of those lives lost were in a residential fire?

Follow some of our basic fire safety tips and lessen your chances of a fire occurring.

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Residential Fire Safety

  • Install and test smoke detectors in all living spaces of your home. Check this link out to learn more about smoke detectors.
  • Never leave lights on for an extended period of time when you leave.
  • Don't leave candles burning when you leave your home. Make sure candles are not too close to items that may burn.
  • Never smoke in bed! If you do smoke, make sure the butt is all the way out! Check this link out for more information on smoking.
  • Don't use cheap extension cords for extended amounts of time.
  • Clean out your dryer lint screen and the vent on a regular basis.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, in addition to one in the kitchen.
  • Always use a licensed contractor to perform electrical work in your home.
  • Teach children not to play with matches or lighters. Check this link out to learn more about child safety and fire. 
  • Don't leave food on the stove or in the oven if you will not be home.

Fire Safety For Businesses

  • Never use extension cords for on a permanent basis. In addition to being a fire hazard in most cases it is against the fire code.
  • Have a fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel. Ensure the size is at least 2a10bc as a minimum.
  • Get your employees trained in using a fire extinguisher.
  • Have regular maintenance done on equipment and machinery. 
  • Never use candles in a business. It creates a fire hazard and in most cases is against the fire code.
  • Do not store items that can burn in electrical rooms or near water heaters.
  • Never leave electrical panels and boxes open or exposed.
  • Do not store flammable liquids or materials improperly. Always use a flammable liquid storage cabinet.