Living Room and Bedroom Safety

DocumentLiving Room and Bedroom Safety GuidelinesTo identify and correct potential fire hazards in your living room and bedrooms, make sure to:

  • Maintain good working condition of all doors and windows.
  • Keep at least one smoke detector on every level of your home and inside or near all sleeping areas.
  • Place space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. This includes:
    • Furniture
    • Drapes
    • Walls
  • Allow sufficient air space around TVs and stereos so they do not overheat.
  • Work on having not too small or full ashtrays. Ashtrays need to be large, deep, and emptied often.
  • Keep your fireplace in good working condition. Make sure to have a spark screen that is sturdy and clean your chimney periodically.
  • Clear all exits in your home. Do not block by stored items or furniture.