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KKK CHOOSE a home built after 1976 that has the HUD label
certifying that it meets certain minimum safety standards.
KKK Be sure your home has enough smoke alarms. You need a
smoke alarm inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping
area and in or near the family/live room area(s). For the
best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms so when
one sounds, they all sound.
KKK TEST smoke alarms at least once a month.
KKK HAVE a home ﬁre escape plan that includes two ways out
of every room and an outside meeting place. Make sure
all ways out of the home are easy to use. Practice your
ﬁre drill at least twice a year.
KKK If smoke alarms sound when you are cooking, consider
moving the alarm further from the kitchen area or install
a photoelectric type alarm which is less sensitive to
KKK NEVER remove or disable a smoke alarm.
KKK CONSIDER having a licensed electrician inspect the
electrical system to be sure it is safe and meets the
applicable National Electrical Code
KKK Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
KKK Have smokers smoke outside the home. Provide large,
non-tip ashtrays and empty them frequently. Douse butts
with water before throwing away.
If buying or renting a manufactured home is in
your future, make sure you keep ﬁre safety in
mind. By following a few tips and knowing the
facts and the safety requirements for manufactured
homes, you can help keep your family safe.
Smoke alarms are missing in half of all
manufactured home res. Since they are
required to be sold with smoke alarms,
this may mean people are removing them.
Keep space heaters at least three
feet away from anything that
can burn. Buy space heaters with
automatic shut-off switches. Turn
off portable space heaters before
falling asleep or when leaving a
Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Blow out candles when you leave the
room or go to sleep.
Keep gasoline, charcoal lighter and
other ﬂammable liquids locked in
an outdoor shed. Never store items
under the home. Store ﬁrewood
away from the home.
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