Smoke alarms are essential safety devices for protection against fire deaths and injuries. Children in homes without smoke alarms are at greater risk of fires and fire related death and injury.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area, and in each bedroom.
  • Latch Cabinets, bathroom doors and closets to keep children from such things as matches, lighters, curling irons, and other things that could cause fires or burns.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher and fire ladder handy (in the kitchen or in your store)
  • Make the stove area a “Kid-Free Zone” (3 feet is a good distance). Mark it on the floor with bright tape.
  • Don’t use candles since they are a common cause of home fires.
  • Teach your child to never touch matches or lighters. Store these items in locked cabinets and do not use these items for fun — children can imitate you
  • Avoid keeping anything that can catch fire near your stovetop.