Saving lives and protecting properties


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  1. Smoke Alarms: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside sleeping areas. Test them regularly to ensure they are working correctly, and replace the batteries as needed.
  2. Fire Extinguishers: Have fire extinguishers in your home, especially in the kitchen and garage, and learn how to use them properly.
  3. Escape Plan: Create a fire escape plan for your family, including designated meeting points outside your home. Practice fire drills to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.
  4. Cooking Safety: Be cautious while cooking, and never leave the stove or oven unattended. Keep flammable items away from heat sources.
  5. Heating Equipment: If you use space heaters, ensure they are at least three feet away from anything that can catch fire. Have your heating system serviced regularly, and clean chimneys and vents annually.
  6. Electrical Safety: Avoid overloading electrical outlets and extension cords. Replace damaged cords and plugs, and hire a licensed electrician for any electrical work.
  7. Candle Safety: Use candles with care, keeping them away from flammable materials and never leaving them unattended.
  8. Smoking Safety: If you smoke, do so outside and use a proper receptacle for disposing of cigarette butts.
  9. Fire Safety Equipment: Ensure that your home has fire-resistant doors, and consider installing a residential sprinkler system for added protection.
  10. Emergency Services: Familiarize yourself with the local fire department’s contact information and emergency procedures.

Please keep in mind that fire safety guidelines and regulations may change over time, so it’s essential to consult local authorities or the Canton Fire Department for the most up-to-date and specific information regarding fire safety in Canton, Ohio.