Open Hours: Mon - Thur 7:00 am - 5:30 pm & Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

House Fire

The Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

  • Install the right number of smoke alarms. There should be at least one per floor and one outside each sleeping area. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once per year.
  • Teach children what a smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear one.
  • Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room in your house and know the family meeting area spot outside of your home.
  • Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find each other.
  • Practice escaping from your home at least twice per year. Press the smoke alarm test button and yell “Fire” to alert everyone that they must get out.
  • Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
  • Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes catch on fire.