Fire Safety Checklist:
The Gallup Fire Department would like to offer the following Fire Safety Checklist for you and your family.
Can You Answer Yes to Each of the Questions Below?
- Do you have smoke detectors in kitchen, bedrooms, on each floor?
- Have you checked the detector batteries in the last 6 months?
- Do you have enough fire extinguishers?
- Have you checked the fire extinguishers in the last 6 months?
- Have stored flammable materials carefully?
- Are exits clear and doors and windows easy to open for a quick escape?
- Do you have a family escape plan and have you practiced this?
Look For Warning Signs -- These May Be Fire Hazards
- Dimming lights, tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
- Hot electrical cords or plugs or exposed wires and old cords
- Burning smells
- Gas odors
- Have a family plan to get out of the house in case of a fire with a designated meeting place outside.
- Store flammable materials safely (away from the home and small children.)
- Use a licensed electrician for repairs.
- Test cigarette butts, fireplace ashes, and burnt matches before throwing away.
- Leave anything burning unattended or appliances on when not present.
- Overload electrical outlets.
- Smoke in bed.
What To Do In Case of a Fire:
- Get Out and Stay Out: Family meeting place outside.
- Touch doors to see if they’re hot before opening.
- Stay low and go.
- If your cloths or hair catch fire STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
- Call 911.