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  • Smoke alarms are on every level of the home.
  • Smoke alarms are inside and outside sleeping areas.
  • Smoke alarms are tested each month.
  • Smoke alarm batteries are changed as needed.
  • Smoke alarms are less than 10 years old.
  • Know the location, type, and purpose
  • Frequently check your extinguishers for tampering or damage.
  • Know how to use your extinguishers
  • The cooking area has no items that can burn.
  • People stay in the kitchen when they are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • Pot handles are always turned toward the back of the stove.
  • There is a fire escape plan that shows 2 ways out of every room.
  • Everyone knows where the safe meeting place is outside the home.
  • Everyone living in the house practices the escape plan 2 times a year.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms are located on each level of the home.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms are less than 7 years old.
  • All electrical cords are in good condition and not broken or cut.
  • People clean the dryer of lint after every use.
  • All plug outlets are safe and do not feel warm when you touch them. (If they are warm, call the landlord or an electrician.)
  • Candles are in sturdy fire-proof containers that won’t be tipped over.
  • Adults blow out all candles when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Candles are kept out of reach from children and pets.

Fire Safety Checklist for Homeowners & Renters