Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturers instructions for number of light strands to connect.
Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
Christmas Tree Safety
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Escape Planning Tips (Part 2 of 4)
Escape Planning Tips (Part 1 of 4)
Halloween safety tips that will make your night more of a treat and less of a trick include:
Choose the right costume. Try to stay away from long or flowing fabric.
Provide flashlights to children or have them carry glow sticks as part of their costumes.
Make sure if a child is wearing a mask that the eye holes are large enough so he or she can see out of them.
Avoid flammable decorations including dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper that are highly flammable.
Keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
Refrain from having an open flame.
Use battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in your jack-o-lanterns.
Remember to keep all decorations away from doors so that they are not blocking any exits or escape routes.
Make sure all of your smoke alarms are working and up to date.
Portable Fire Extinguishers Part II
Portable Fire Extinguishers Part I