Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips
- Never overload circuits or extension cords. Avoid running wires or cords under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas.
- Follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions for all home appliances. Be aware of any unusual smells, short, sparks or any other warning signs that there is a problem with the appliance.
- Keep all combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heaters.
- Use fire screens and clean chimney annually for all home fireplaces.
- Create and practice an escape plan from every room in the house.
- Check your smoke detectors to make sure they work properly.
- Don’t leave lit candles unattended for any amount of time. Here are some statistics to emphasize this point.
- It’s always a good idea to have a fire extinguisher, or at least know where one is available. If you’re not sure what type to use or have any questions regarding fire extinguishers, here is a quick and detailed guide to fire extinguishers.
Did You Know…?
- Fire alarms with sprinklers are not only affordable, but they often times increase property value and lower insurance rates.
- Every year over 1,000 senior citizens die in fires.
- Children under 5 are typically most curious about fire. Educating them on the hazards and safety precautions of such can help prevent starting fires.
- More than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 17,500 are injured.
Connect with the Phoenix Fire Department!
Stay in touch with your local Phoenix Fire Department. If you have any questions or concerns regarding fire safety, call the Phoenix Fire Department at (602) 262-6297 or (602) 495-5555 for non-emergencies. If it’s an emergency, call 911!