Fire Safety Tips

  • Make a home escape plan
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors
  • When you change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries
  • Use cold water to cool a burn
  • Don’t overload outlets or power strips
  • Store flammable liquids outdoors in approved containers
  • Never use gasoline to start a fire
  • Leave fireworks to the professionals
  • Teach children that matches and lighters are tools, not toys
  • Keep space heaters 3 feet away from things that can burn
  • Never leave candles burning unattended

Information provided courtesy of:
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Division of Fire Safety
(978) 567-3380
www.mass.gov/dfs