Disaster Risks

Fire

Equipment and Facilities

Install and maintain smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, etc.

Consider escape ladders if your residence or studio space has more than one level.

Insulate chimneys and place spark arresters on top. Chimneys should rise at least three feet higher than your roof. Long Term Project Financial Investment

Place heaters at least three feet away from flammable materials. Make sure the floor and adjacent walls are properly insulated. Inspect all heating units.

Make sure windows are not painted or nailed shut.


Procedures

Make a fire safety plan; PRACTICE IT.

Properly mark and know the location of all exits (including windows); put an escape map near doors.

Clean out storage areas. Do not let trash accumulate.

Be extremely careful when using and storing flammable liquids.

Do not overload extension cords and outlets. Make sure the insulation on these cords doesn’t touch bare wiring. Inspect cords for exposed wires and loose plugs.

Ask your local fire department to conduct a safety inspection. Needs an Expert

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