Fire Safety Checklist

Every fire safety item should be checked:

Smoke Alarms and Fire Extinguishers

  • Do you change your Smoke Alarm batteries 2 times year?
  • Do you test your Smoke Alarm every 3 months?
  • Is there a smoke alarm on every floor?
  • Is there a smoke alarm in every bedroom?
  • Is there a smoke alarm outside of every sleep area?
  • Are you smoke alarms clean? (Do you dust / vacuum them?)
  • Do you have emergency flashights with fresh batteries? (In every bedroom, and the kitchen)
  • Is there a fire extinguisher in the kitchen?
  • Have you practiced your escape with your children?

Heating and Fireplaces

  • Do you clean your fireplace / wood-burning stove inspected every year?
  • Does your fireplace have screen/doors to prevent sparks?
  • Is there ventilations / fresh air intake into the fireplace?
  • Do you keep space heaters at least 3 feat from flammable/combustible items?


  • Does every bedroom have a window?
  • Do all security bars have a quick release that all family members can easily use?