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Home Safety Planning

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During a disaster, everyday objects in your home can cause injury or damage.

Take the following simple steps to make your home safer:

  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and change batteries every year.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas.
  • Move beds away from windows.
  • Clear hallways and exits for easy evacuation.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on each level and know how and when to use them.
  • Store flammable or highly reactive chemicals (such as bleach, ammonia, paint thinner) securely and separate from each other.
  • Know how and when to switch off your utilities.
  • Ensure that all window safety bars have emergency releases.