Choose fire-safe housing that includes automatic fire sprinklers
Install interconnected smoke alarms on every level and ensure that they are working at all times. If you don’t know when the battery was replaced, do it today!
Date battery replaced______________________
Plan two ways out, no matter where you are – a residence hall, your house or apartment, a restaurant or a movie theater. In a 2 story home, set up a buddy system. Who are you going to lookout for? Also, look out the windows and have 2 escape plans.
Have a location, away from the house where you will meet your roommates.
Meeting spot ___________________________
If a smoke alarm is being activated needlessly, such as by cooking or steam from a shower, relocate the smoke alarm instead of disabling it.
Properly dispose of smoking material by using ashtrays.
After parties, check the cushions on couches and chairs to make sure there aren’t any lit cigarettes smoldering.
Learn how to use a fire extinguisher BEFORE a fire breaks out.
Properly use extension cords and electrical appliances.
Do not put aluminum or metal in microwave
Make it a house policy, no burning candles – EVER
Change the furnace filter every month during the winter.
Who is going to check____________________________
What date each month will filter be checked _____________
Do not crowd the furnace and water heater. Keep all belongings a minimum of 3 feet from the furnace and water heater
Check water heater, do not turn the water heater up higher than 120 degrees
Date checked _____________by _____________________
Clean the dryer lint tray after every load. Have the dryer vent to the outside cleaned yearly.
Install a low level Carbon Monoxide Monitor within 15’ of the bedroom doors. A monitor will continually check the CO level in the house. Select a model that will alarm at 15ppm. This low level exposure is unsafe for your health and can have long-term effects.
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