Make sure your fireplace has a good screen to keep any sparks from flying into the room.
Install carbon monoxide detectors if you don’t have them already. If you smell gas, leave the house immediately and call 911 from outside the home.
If you do use candles or other open flames in your decorations, blow them out when you leave the room or go to sleep.
Maintain Your Smoke Alarms
Remember to test smoke alarms monthly and vacuum to remove dust. The alarms should be clean to work properly.
Inspect cords for wear and damage, and replace any with cracks, broken plugs, or loose connections.
Power strips and extension cords
Use only one power strip or extension cord per outlet, and never plug an extension cord into a power strip.
Working Smoke Alarms
According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. Test yours today!