Fire Safety and Prevention Checklist

Updated 29aug15

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When it comes to ensuring the protection and security of your entire family as well as the structural integrity of your home against emergency situations such as fires, the old adage "better safe than sorry" goes a long way for your peace of mind. Responsible homeowners looking to effectively minimize the risk and effects of fires know that it takes a lot more than having proper evacuation plans and physical fire safety systems i.e. fire alarms/detectors on every floor and a portable fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

Properly preventing and preparing for house fires takes a comprehensive and deftly planned fire safety effort that encompasses correct evaluation of potential fire hazards starting from the basement all the way to the attic, along with the development of the right escape strategies involving each member of the family as well as every room of the home.

Having an adequate and inter-connected fire safety management plan in place can literally save the lives of your family members and protect your investment, while preventing or minimizing bodily injuries and property damage in the event of a fire arising within the perimeter of your home.

Prevention is Key - Fire Safety and Prevention Checklist

It pays to establish proper fire safety management systems well in advance, which is why this detailed fire safety checklist aims at effectively improving your preparedness in the event of a home fire. Here are some general fire safety tips for the protection of your family and home.

Fire Alarms

Fire Hazards

General Advice

Basement Fire Safety Checklist

Take the time to perform a thorough inspection of your basement or better yet, rely on the expertise of a professional to expertly undertake the fire risk assessment of your basement in a timely and efficient manner, in order to ensure the following:

Garage Fire Safety Checklist

In order to prevent the occurrence of fires in the garage, ensure the following:

Laundry Room Fire Safety Checklist

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 10,000 home fires arise from the laundry room. Ensure you regularly conduct these preventative laundry room safety checks:

First Floor Fire Safety Checklist

Wisely conduct these simple yet effective first floor fire safety checks related to fire prevention:

Upstairs and Attic Fire Safety Checklist


Most of the information on this page was contributed by Steve Anastasiadis.
Steve's original work is being maintained separately at, and the two versions are slowly diverging.

See also

Disaster Readiness
Preparing for others
Disaster readiness for kids Wildfires

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