Fire Safety Checklist

It can be a hazard if you answer no to any of the below questions.
  • Is there at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home?
  • Do you and your family know what your smoke alarm or building alarm sounds like?
  • Are your smoke alarms tested regularly?
  • Is there a fire extinguisher in your home and do you and your family know how to use it?
  • Does your family have a fire escape plan posted that shows all the exits from your house or apartment?
  • Have you and your family had a fire drill at home to be sure you would all know how to escape it you had to?
  • Does everyone know two ways out of every room in your house?
  • Does everyone in your family know where the meeting piece is outside in case of a fire?
  • Does everyone in your family know to get out quickly and to stay out of a burning building?
  • Do you and your family know how to call the fire department in case of an emergency and is the number posted near every phone?
  • Are matches kept in a metal container away from heat and away from children?
  • Are all matches, cigarettes, and cigar butts carefully extinguished before disposing of them?
  • Do all the smokers at home know not to smoke in bed?
  • Are stoves, broilers, and other cooking equipment kept clean and free of grease?
  • Are the fuses or circuit breakers adequate for your home?
  • Are all electrical cords in good condition not frayed or worn?
  • Are extension cords kept out from under rugs, carpets, and off nails and pipes?
  • Is only one appliance or device plugged into an extension cord?
  • Is the heating system in your home inspected annually by a qualified technician?
  • Are furnaces, stoves, and flupipes properly maintained and inspected?
  • Are curtains and clothing kept away from stoves and heaters?
  • Are spaces around water heaters, furnaces, etc., free from combustible materials and flammable liquids?
  • Are gasoline and other flammable liquids kept in approved safety containers and not in glass or plastic containers?
  • When you employ babysitters, do you instruct them in what to do in case of fire?
  • Did your entire famiiy take part in completing this checklist?