The main objective of the Corsicana Fire Department Home Safety Checklist is to ensure a safe environment for the citizens of Corsicana. Correct any problems now to prevent a tragedy.
Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children
Do not use extension cords as a permanent power supply
Remove plugs from overloaded outlets
Do not place extension cords under rugs or carpet
Allow for at least one foot of air space around electronic equipment to avoid overheating
Keep fireplaces screened and cleaned regularly
Do not store snacks or other items that are tempting to children above the range; a child reaching for something above the range could get burned
Keep heating equipment at least three feet away from any combustible material
Never leave cooking food unattended
Always run water over a match before discarding it in the trash
Never use gasoline to start a fire
Working smoke detectors should be located on each level of a residence, one outside of every sleeping area. The batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced twice a year, once in the spring when we set our clocks forward and once in the fall when we set our clocks back. Smoke detectors should be checked once a month.
There should be at least one ABC or ABCD fire extinguisher located in the kitchen in an easily accessible location