Sure you change the batteries in your smoke detectors on a regular basis, but:
Are they located in the proper location?
Does your fire extinguisher work properly and is it stored in the best location for ease of access?
The Highland Village Fire Department can answer those questions and more. We want to help keep you and your family safe.
The Fire Department encourages each resident to schedule a Home Fire Safety Inspection once each year. A crew will come to your residence to identify possible life safety hazards and make recommendations for corrections of these hazards. Special attention will be placed on smoke detector placement and function, fire extinguisher testing, and a home fire escape plan.
Schedule your inspection by calling the Fire Prevention Division at (972) 317-0890.
Fire Safety At Home
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends the following to make certain your home is safe:
Smoke alarms should be placed on every floor of your home and near or inside all sleeping areas.
Test your smoke alarms monthly to make sure they are in working order.
Replace any smoke alarms in your home that are more than 10 years old.
Create a fire escape plan and practice it every six months.
Consider installing an automatic home fire sprinkler systems. This can control or extinguish fire in less time than it takes the fire department to arrive.
Make sure your portable fire extinguishers are in good condition and fully charged.