1. Working Fire Prevention Equipment. Over 50% of home fire deaths happen because smoke detectors are not installed or are no longer properly working. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home. Have a fire extinguisher on every level of your home. Remember to check your smoke detectors and install batteries regularly.
2. Practice Kitchen Safety. Do not leave the kitchen when you are cooking. If you have small children, use the back burners to prevent burns and injuries. Unplug small kitchen appliances when they are not being used.
3. Inspect Power Cords. Be sure your power cords are not damaged or frayed. Do not put power cords under carpeting because they can overheat or be damaged.
4. Check for Recalls: Go to www.recalls.gov to check for product recalls. You can also go to www.saferproducts.gov to see other people's product experiences and problems.
5. Keep Dryer Vents Clear and Clean. Clean your lint screen regularly to avoid dryer fires. Clean your dryer vent and be sure that the dryer vents are clear.
Taking these few easy steps could avoid injury and possibly save a life.