Home Hazards: An interactive resource that allows home owners to get a visual understanding of hazards in the house, like electricity and fire

DIY Fire Safety Checklist

  • Basement Areas around furnace, oil burner, wood stove, and other heat-generating equipment are clear of
  • debris, combustible materials, and rags
  • Burner-access doors on the water heater are closed to prevent flame roll-out
  • Breaker panel has not been recalled nor recommended for replacement
  • Breaker wires are not loose
  • No signs of erosion or decay on wire insulators
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) have been added for protection from electrical wiring faults, especially in older homes. WARNING: If you’re not an electrician, call one. Don’t try to fix this yourself
  • Oily rags are in air-tight containers and away from heat sources
  • Trash is not stored in the basement

Smoke Detectors

  • Do Smoke Detectors Really Save Lives?
  • How To Choose A Smoke Detector
  • How Many Do I Need?
  • Where And How Should I Install My Smoke Detectors?
  • Maintaining Your Smoke Detectors
  • What Happens When The Fire Alarm Sounds?
  • Fire safety In Your Home Starts Immediately!

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CO Detectors

  • What Is Carbon Monoxide?
  • How Carbon Monoxide Affects The Body
  • Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Different Types Of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • What To Do In The Event Of An Alarm
  • Where To Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Wood Stove Safety

There’s nothing cozier than a warm, bright fire on a crisp autumn night. Unfortunately, every year at least 12,000 people are killed in residential fires in the United Sates, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association. Some of those fires are caused by fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Understanding and practicing the following safety tips will help keep those hearth fires glowing in a safe, controlled manner.

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