ER Preparedness: Storage

 

Resident items should be stored appropriately.

For example, if residents are storing items in the basement where a furnace or water heater is located, many homes place painters tape or other markers reminding residents not to place items by these appliances to ensure they do not catch on fire.  You may also do this in homes with radiators or other such heating elements.

Garages also present additional fire safety risks compared to other home areas. Flammable liquids, storage of combustibles, gas appliances and electrical tools can lead to fires.

(LEARN MORE about Basement Fire Safety from U.S. Fire Administration HERE.)

(LEARN MORE about Garage Fire Safety from U.S. Fire Administration HERE.)