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Cottage Fire Safety Checklist

Date: 07/15/2016

• Do you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your cottage?

• Do you check the batteries every month by pressing the test button?

• Do you vacuum the dust and debris out of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on a regular basis?

• Do you have a family fire escape plan?

• Do you practice it regularly?

• Can the numbers on your cottage be seen clearly at night?

• Do you have a second way to leave every room, especially upper floors, i.e. a garage roof or a fire escape ladder?

• Do you have a meeting place outside your cottage in case of a fire emergency?

• Is everyone in your household familiar with 911 (including when and how to use it)?

• Are all electrical outlets, appliances, and cords safely installed and used?

• Is the area surrounding the furnace and water heater - at least one metre or three feet - kept clear?

• Are all matches and lighters locked up or kept out of reach of children?

• Does everyone in your family know what to do if their clothing catches on fire? (Stop, drop, and roll)

• Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed near all of your sleeping areas?

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