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Home Fire Safety Checklist

Longmont Fire Department

 

Take 20 minutes to inspect your home...it could save your families lives!

Cooking Safety   measuring spoons
Yes _____ No _____ Does an adult always stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stove?
Yes _____ No _____ Are stove tops and counters clean and uncluttered?
Yes _____ No _____ Are there pot holders within easy reach of the stove?
Yes _____ No _____ Are pot handles turned inward so they can't be bumped?
Yes _____ No _____ Are curtains and other things that can burn well away from the stove?
Yes _____ No _____ Is there a "kid-free" zone of three feet around the stove when someone is cooking?

 

Heating Safety   fireplace
Yes _____ No _____ Are portable space heaters always turned off when you leave the room or go to sleep?
Yes _____ No _____ If space heaters are used in your home, are they at least three feet away from anything else that can burn including people, furniture, and pets?
Yes _____ No _____ Does your fireplace have a sturdy screen to catch sparks?
Yes _____ No _____ Are furnaces and wood burning stoves in good repair and located away from combustible walls and ceiling?
Yes _____ No _____ Are propane tanks and other fuel stored outside your home?
Yes _____ No _____ Are carbon monoxide alarms located outside each sleeping area of your home?

 

Electrical Safety   toaster
Yes _____ No _____ Are you careful not to run extension cords under rugs or across doorways?
Yes _____ No _____ Are electrical cords in good condition, without cracks or frayed areas?
Yes _____ No _____ Are kitchen appliances - such as coffee-makers, toaster ovens and microwaves - plugged into separate receptacle outlets and unplugged when not in use?

 

Smoking Habits   matches
Yes _____ No _____ Are all matches and lighters kept out of children's reach?
Yes _____ No _____ Do your house rules include not smoking in bed?
Yes _____ No _____ Are there plenty of deep, sturdy ashtrays throughout the house?

 

Smoke Alarms   smoke alarm
Yes _____ No _____ Does your home have smoke alarms on every level, including outside each sleeping area?
Yes _____ No _____ Do you test your smoke alarm once a month?
Yes _____ No _____ Do you change your smoke alarm batteries twice a year?(change your clock, change your battery).

 

Home Fire Escape   flame
Yes _____ No _____ Does your family have a home fire escape plan that includes two exits, usually a door and a window from each room?
Yes _____ No _____ Has your family picked a safe place to meet outside after you exit your home?
Yes _____ No _____ Have you and your family practiced a home fire drill within the last six months? Your plan should be practiced twice a year.
Yes _____ No _____ Do all family members know how to dial 9-1-1 from a safe place after exiting the home?

 

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