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Wednesday March, 20 2019

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The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company recently published this Fire Safety Checklist within the Pot Nets Communities and wanted to highlight the beneficial tips and points throughout our respective fire district.

A fire safety checklist is an excellent tool used to inspect for potential risks and fire hazards that can be mitigated to avoid serious injuries, deaths, and property loss.  Please remember to: (1) Perform safety inspections and assessments; (2) Reduce risks; and (3) Enhance awareness.

 

FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST

 

  • Kitchen and Cooking Safety

 

Yes

 

No

 

Do you stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stove?

Yes

 

No

 

Are pot handles turned inward so they can’t be bumped off or overturned?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you make sure kitchen towels, pot holders and other things that can burn are kept away from the stove?

Yes

 

No

 

Is a fire extinguisher kept within reach?

 

  • Heating Safety

                             

Yes

 

No

 

Do you have your furnace and chimney professionally serviced each year?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you keep space heaters at least three feet away from things that could catch fire, such as furniture, curtains, and papers?

Yes

 

No

 

Does your fireplace have a sturdy screen to catch sparks?

 

  • Smoke Alarms

 

Yes

 

No

 

Are smoke alarms installed on each floor of your home, in hallways, inside bedrooms and outside all sleeping areas?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you test your smoke alarms weekly to make sure they are working properly?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you change the batteries in your smoke alarm every six months?

Yes

 

No

 

Have your replaced smoke alarms that are at least 10 years old?

 

  • More Fire Safety

 

Yes

 

No

 

Does your family practice a home fire escape plan regularly, both during the day and at night?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you douse cigarette and cigar butts with water before dumping them in the trash?

Yes

 

No

 

Are you careful not to leave burning candles unattended?

Yes

 

No

 

Are you careful not to overload electrical outlets, extension cords, and power strips?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you check all wires and cords for damage and cover all unused electrical outlets?

Yes

 

No

 

Do you keep a fire extinguisher near each exit?

 

If you answered “No” to any questions, your home may not be fire safe.