Home Fire Hazards Annual Checklist
EVERY YEAR - Find and correct:
Furnace or heating system - annually inspected.
o Clean out clothes dryer venting pipe.
Space heaters - Unplug when not in use.
o Keep out of walking paths - Keep children and pets away.
o 3 foot clearance around heater - Keep away from beds.
Candles -Never leave candles unattended.
o Out of reach of children and pets, curtains / furniture.
Smoke Alarms pass tests with new batteries.
o Inside and outside all sleeping rooms and on every floor.
o Smoke / CO Monoxide detectors all less than 10 years old.
Kitchen – watch heat and appliances when in use.
o Appliances are turned off and best unplugged when unused.
o Pot and pan handles turned inward - use the rear burners best.
o Do not cook in loose clothing.
Fireplaces - Keep the fire place clean. Only burn wood.
o Use a fireplace screen. Extinguish before leaving room.
o Use metal can for ashes. Dispose of only cold ashes.
o Have annual professional chimney cleaning.
Loose or frayed electrical cords / wires under rugs.
Outlets overloaded with plugs; TV, computer, printer.
Test GFCI (ground fault) outlets; especially near water.
Confirm correct bulb wattage for home light fixtures.
Replace appliances that spark, smell unusual or overheat.
Lamps or nightlights should not touch any fabrics.
Supervise children around the stove and microwave.
Arc Fault PPE