Fire Safety in the Home

Steps to Safety: How to Protect Your Family from a Fire

Don’t be a statistic. Be safe. Just a few simple steps can go a long way in helping to shield your family from danger at home.

Step 1 - Replace Smoke Alarms every 10 years

  • Choose Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms, so you'll never have to change a battery for the life of the alarm.

  • Choose the right alarm for the right location in every room and on each level.

  • Test alarms at least once a month. If using traditional battery-powered alarms, remember to replace batteries as needed, at least twice a year.

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Step 2 - Place Fire Extinguishers within reach on every level of your home

  • Install extinguishers close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where a fire may start.

  • Check the gauge monthly to be sure it is pressurized.

  • Replace fire extinguishers that are over 12 years old or after use.

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Step 3 - Install Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms on each floor and near bedrooms

Look for the CSA and Blueflame 6.19 logos – these guarantee that the alarms have been tested to the newest standards. All Kidde CO alarms meet the CSA 6.19 standard.

  • Replace outdated alarms with Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms.
  • Test alarms weekly.
  • Because CO weighs about the same as air, an alarm can be plugged into an outlet, placed on a table or shelf or mounted high on a wall. Refer to the user’s manual for installation instructions.
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Step 4 - Create an escape plan with your family

  • Practice regularly, both day and night.
  • Know 2 ways out of every room.
  • Know who will assist children and those with mobility/health issues.
  • Have escape ladders in upstairs rooms.