Home preparedness infographic text

5 steps for home preparedness

Smoke alarms: Make sure to install smoke alarms on every floor of the house, including the basement and near rooms where people sleep.

Emergency numbers: Keep emergency numbers to local emergency servcies handy. Make sure everyone in the household knows how to make an emergency phone call.

Involve the whole family: Hold home fire dirlls and keep track of the time. Have kids help check smoke detectors.

Fire extinguishers: Keep a fire extinguisher in plain view and on every floor of your home.

Carbon monoxide and radon detectors: Carbon monoxide and radon detection kits are vital, as both gases are tasteless and odorless. Check batteries regularly.

With the right equipment and planning, many of the disasters that happen at home can be prevented. Follow this guide to make your home an even safer haven.

American Public Health Association