Home Fire Safety Checklist
- Are exits clear and unobstructed?
- Are there enough electrical outlets in every room to avoid the need for multiple attachment plugs and long extension cords?
- Do you have special circuits for heavy duty appliances such as air conditioners?
- Are all electrical outlets, switches and junction boxes properly covered with cover plates?
- Are circuit breakers / fuses labeled?
- Is there at least a 36” clearance in front of electrical panel(s)?
- Are there any exposed wires?
- Are all extension and appliance cords checked for wear?
- Are extension cords of heavy-duty construction and used only as temporary service to small portable appliances?
- Are extension cords plugged directly into an approved receptacle?
- Is the capacity of the extension cord greater than the rate capacity of the portable appliance?
- Are you using extension cords that are tagged with a listing from an independent laboratory?
- Do you keep your closets and attic clear of combustible materials?
- If you store paint, varnish, etc., do you keep the metal containers tightly closed?
- Are oily rags or similar materials stored in metal, metal-lined or other approved containers with tight fitting covers?
- Are attics, closets and other storage areas kept neat and clean?
Heating and Cooking Hazards
- Do you turn off space heaters when you go to bed?
- Do you keep your space heater 3 feet from anything combustible?
- Is your oven kept clean of grease?
- Is someone always in the kitchen when cooking is going on?
- Do you keep the pot handles turned inward when cooking?
- Do you keep pot holders, paper towels, etc away from the stove?
- Do you turn off your dryer when leaving the house?
- Do you clean the lint tray in your dryer before each use?