- Do you have emergency numbers next to the phone?
- Is there a stepladder handy?
- Are electrical outlets exposed?
- They can be covered if unused. Are extension cords frayed? Replace them.
- Do you check electrical outlets to be sure they’re not overloaded?
- Do you know where the circuit breaker or fuse box is?
- Do you have spares?
- Do you know how to turn off the electricity and gas in an emergency?
- Do you have fresh batteries in the smoke detector and the carbon monoxide detector?
- Is your fire extinguisher ready to use?
- Are your floors non-skid?
- Are your floor coverings and rugs secure?
- Do you have protective screens in front of fireplaces?
- Are candles kept away from walls and curtains?
- Do interior doors have safety release locks so they can open from either side?
- If there are small children in your home, are windows and screens secure?
- Is lead-free paint used on all surfaces?
- Are furnaces and flues regularly inspected and cleaned?
- Does everyone know two ways to exit your home?
Don’t rest until you’ve checked your bedrooms
- Is a light within easy reach of the bed?
- Are room heaters placed away from furniture and turned off at bedtime?
- Are rooms with freestanding heaters kept well ventilated?
- Is your baby’s mattress firm and crib free of pillows and loose blankets?
- Are infant’s and toddler’s toys soft, with individual parts too large to be swallowed?
- Are pins and detachable decorations removed from small children’s clothes?
- Are plastic dry cleaner’s bags destroyed or kept out of children’s reach?
- Does everyone know that there is no smoking in bedrooms?
- Are candles kept away from windows and curtains?
- Are closets kept clean enough for doors to open safely?
Congratulations for every “yes. For every “no,” please correct the problem quickly. You’ll be making your home sweet home a home safe home.
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