Safety Tips and Fire Escape Planning

Home Security Safety Tips

  • If you leave your home for an extended period of time, call us and let us know the period of time you will be gone.
  • You should also create the illusion that someone may still be there. Leave a TV or stereo on, use normal lighting, and always make sure your mail and/or newspaper does not pile up.
  • Make sure all exterior doors have good proper locks and adequate dead-bolt protection.
  • Do not leave extra keys under doormats, potted plants or any other obvious outdoor location. Leave keys with a neighbor you trust
  • Keep drapes and blinds shut when you are away, and keep valuable items out of sight.
  • Store cash, jewelry and other valuables in a safe or safety deposit box instead of leaving them lying around the home.
  • Have a neighbor perform ‘neighborhood watch’ while you are away, looking for anything out of the ordinary.
  • Keep garage doors shut.

Home Fire Safety Tips

  • Never leave candles or other open flames burning unattended.
  • Use and dispose of cigarettes properly.
  • Don't leave hot irons, burning stovetops or outdoor grills unattended while in use. Double-check that you've turned them off after use.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are cooking and monitor stove heat.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home. Put them inside or near every bedroom. Test them monthly to make sure they work. Put in new batteries once a year.
  • Keep a working fire extinguisher in your house and inspect it each year.
  • Be sure your street address is visibly posted so that firefighters can identify your home in the event of an emergency.
  • Make a fire escape plan with your family. Find two exits out of every room. Pick a meeting place outside. Practice makes perfect - hold a family fire drill at least twice each year. For more information and a step-by-step for fire escape planning, please visit the NFPA website CLICK HERE

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