Fire Safety Week – October 4 – 10

A fire can start anywhere and at any time. Be safe and consider these fire safety tips:



  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove
  • Keep a fire extinguisher rated for kitchen use nearby



  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over



  • If you smoke, smoke outside
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches up high and out of the reach of children
  • Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out


Smoke Alarms

  • Install smoke alarms near each bedroom and sleeping area
  • Interconnect smoke alarms if possible so all sound when one sounds
  • Test and replace batteries on a regular basis.