Fire Prevention Awareness

October 23, 2023

Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

As we head into cooler months and holidays, it is important to check the fire and CO2 alarms in your home to prevent emergencies, whether you live in a condominium or high-rise building. If you don’t have fire or CO2 alarms in your home, adding alarms can save lives and property. Check with your local fire department to conduct a free property evaluation survey. 

  1. Install the appropriate number of smoke alarms & CO2 alarms. Test alarms once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

  2. Check the expiration dates on your alarms, most devices expire after ten years.

  3. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.

  4. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.

  5. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.

  6. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.

  7. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

  8. Teach household members to STOP, DROP, and ROLL if their clothes catch on fire.

(Source: From 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire at

For more helpful fire prevention tips for your home, condominium, or high-rise building, visit American Red Cross or National Fire Protection Association 

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