Home Hazard Checklist

Home Fire Safety Checklist


Cooking Safety

__ Yes __ No   Does a grown-up always stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stove?

__ Yes __ No   Are stove tops and counters clean and uncluttered?

__ Yes __ No   Are there pot holders within easy reach of the stove?

__ Yes __ No   Are pot handles turned inward so they can’t be bumped?

__ Yes __ No   Are curtains and other things that can burn well away from the stove?

__ Yes __ No Is there a “kid-free” zone of three feet (one meter) around the stove when grown-ups are cooking? 


Heating Safety

__ Yes __ No   Are portable space heaters always turned off when adults leave the room or go to sleep?

__ Yes __ No   If space heaters are used in your home, are they at least three feet (one meter) away from anything else that can burn, including people, furniture, and pets?

__ Yes __ No   Does your fireplace have a sturdy screen to catch sparks?

__ Yes __ No   Has your chimney been inspected and cleaned during the past year?

__ Yes __ No   Has your furnace been serviced by a professional in the past year?

__ Yes __ No   Are propane tanks and other fuels stored outside your home? 


Electrical Safety

__ Yes __ No   Are extension cords used safely? (Are they not under carpets or across doorways?)

__ Yes __ No   Are electrical cords in good condition, without cracks or frayed areas? (A grown-up should unplug lamps and appliances before inspecting the cords.)

__ Yes __ No   Are kitchen appliances – such as the coffee-maker, toaster oven, and microwave – plugged into separate receptacle outlets? 


Smoke Alarms/Home Fire Escape

__ Yes __ No   Does your home have smoke alarms on every level, including the basement, and outside each sleeping area?

__ Yes __ No   Are the batteries working in all your smoke alarms? (A grown-up should help by pushing the test button to find out.)

___Yes___No  Did you have a plan to check your smoke detectors twice a year like when the time changes?

__ Yes __ No   Are all the exits in your home clear of furniture, toys, and clutter?

__ Yes __ No   Does your family have a home fire escape plan that includes two exits, usually a door and a window, from each room?

__ Yes __ No   Has your family picked a safe place to meet outside after you exit your home?


Be Fire Safe – Inspect your home 

Addition Fire Prevention

__ Yes __ No   Have you and your family practiced a home fire drill within the last six months? (Why not do one tonight?)

__ Yes __ No   Do you know the fire department’s emergency phone number(which should be called from a neighbor’s or nearby phone once you get outside)?

__Yes ___ No   Does your young children know how to dial 911 and give them necessary information like their name and address?

Mundy Township Fire Department 911 


What’s Did Your Fire Safety Inspection Reveal?

If you answered “no” to any of the questions you may have a fire hazard and need to turn all the no answers in to a “Yes”